Fun Tooth Pouch Craft
It's universal—all kids lose their baby teeth. But according to the children's book, "Throw Your Tooth on the Roof," what a child does with their precious tooth once it falls out varies from country to country. In the U.S., England and Australia, the tooth fairy comes at night to retrieve the tooth from under the child's pillow and leaves behind money. In South America, a magical mouse comes. In many African and Asian countries, kids are instructed to throw their tooth on the roof.
To go along with the reading of this fun book, we created a craft — a Tooth Pouch — to keep the little tooth safe and secure until the tooth fairy or magical mouse comes!
Here's what you need:
- colorful felt rectangle, 2.5" x 8"
- white felt with adhesive backing
- 3 ft. of colorful yarn
- 6-12 pony beads
- a set of googly eyes
- small foam letters, adhesive-backed
- fabric glue
Cut felt rectangle with pinking shears 2.5" wide and 8" long. Fold up the bottom edge of the rectangle 2.5" to create a pocket; glue the outside edges together. Fold the top edge down to create a 2 ¼ inch flap over pocket opening; press the fold.
To create the necklace strap, measure in ¼" from each side at the top of the pocket flap fold
and snip a ⅛" hole. Open the flap and lace one end of the yarn through one of the holes; repeat with the other end through the other hole. Pull through; yarn should be of equal length. Add beads to necklace strap and tie at an appropriate length to create a wearable pouch that can go over the child's head.
Embellish front of pocket with a tooth cut-out of white adhesive-backed felt. Adhere the googly eyes to the tooth. Finally, you can add your child's initials to the pocket body underneath the flap.