I found some cute little boxes for next to nothing at a craft store in our town. When I saw them the first thing I thought was that I had never created a lost tooth box for my son. He has lost a couple of teeth and we nearly lost track of them before the tooth fairy had a chance to pick them up. Last weekend we had a minor tragedy in our family as my son face planted on a metal bar while playing at the playground where we were camping. I’ll spare you the pictures of his injuries, but he lost his remaining front tooth and loosened two more. This was a special tooth because not only was it a little mutilated from the fall, but it was already damaged from slipping in the bathtub a couple of years ago. I didn’t want to let this tooth with its morbidly exciting story get away from us so I whipped up the a quick Lost Tooth Box for him to keep it safe!
What you need:
- Exchange Size Photo
- Round Mini Boxes
- Tacky Glue
- Foam Sheet (I used Gold Glitter style)
- Foam Stickers (I used Blue and Gold Glitter Stars)
- Paint Brush
- Glass of Water
1.Paint the bottom and top of box with acrylic paint, making sure to also paint the inside. I painted the bottom red and the top blue.
2. While the box dries, use the pencil to trace the shape of the bottom of the container on the foam sheet and school picture. Because your pencil line will be a little bit larger than the inside of the box, cut just on the inside of the circles you drew.
3. Glue the Foam sheet to the bottom of the box and the picture to the top of the lid.
4.Embellish the bottom edge of the box with the stickers.
Now we can keep track of those little chompers! Hopefully, he will stick with more traditional ways of losing them in the future.
For an another idea to hang on to lost teeth check out this link: https://pictureperfectmom.com/2014/08/29/easy-tooth-fairy-boxes-with-school-photo/. Enjoy these fun ideas to build on this crazy childhood milestone!!
Have an amazing day!