Today we are highlighting this fun activity that can be done with elementary-aged children.
In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, we are having a tutorial for Tooth Fairy Pillows! A kid-friendly craft and activity that proves helpful in keeping those lost teeth where the Tooth Fairy can find them!
- White Felt or Fabric (2 10-inch squares)
- Accent fabric for the pocket (about 3.5 x 5 inches)
- White thread
- Embroidery floss
Download the JPG Tooth Fairy Pillow template, and print it out at 100% on standard paper. You can adjust the percent higher or lower if you want a larger or smaller pillow.
Place the tooth template on the white fabric with the straight edge on the fold. Trace and cut out the tooth. Repeat to cut the second tooth from your white fabric. You can use fabric paint to decorate your tooth and make a face if you would like.
Cut the pocket by placing your accent fabric on the pattern piece as directed on the pattern. Using the cutting fold line, fold the pocket so that the right sides are together. Sew the edges leaving an opening on the bottom to turn the pocket right side out. Turn the pocket right side out, and push the seams to the edges.
Next, pin the pocket on the pillow front, keeping the folded edge of the pocket at the top. Stitch the pocket in place, staying as close to the edge as you can and leaving the folded edge open.
Place the right sides of the tooth pillow pieces together matching the edges, and pin in place. Sew the edges leaving about 2 1/2 inches on one side open. Then, turn the tooth fairy pillow right side out, and push the seams to the edges.
Stuff the pillow until it is the firmness that you desire. For a smooth and even fill, add the stuffing in small pieces. Once stuffed, stitch the opening shut.