My days teaching first grade left me with quite a few favorite authors when it comes to children’s books. Mo Willems is one of my absolute favorites and I’ve had a great time introducing my kids to my favorites. In honor of Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth, the first release in his new beginning-reader series, we created a DIY tooth fairy box and had fun reading the book for the first time together!
This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group.
DIY TOOTH FAIRY BOX
Carrigan is on the cusp of losing her first tooth. She’s actually missing a tooth already that was broken when she fell on a scooter. But she’s about to actually lose her first tooth and she’s excited.
She has a lot of questions about losing a tooth and even more questions about the tooth fairy.
The newest book from Mo Willems is perfect for her right now! Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth brings everything we love about Mo Willems’ books to life with new characters and with a topic that is a huge part of our lives right now!
ABOUT UNLIMITED SQUIRRELS
An ensemble cast of Squirrels, acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza! Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty fact formats, and so, so many squirrels! In I Lost My Tooth!, Zoom Squirrel has lost a front tooth! The Squirrels leap into action when they discover the missing tooth is a baby tooth! Do you know more about teeth than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
The book talks about losing a tooth while also talking about the feelings the kids might experience. It’s also full of health and science facts. As the squirrels learn about teeth, so can our kids!
It’s also a great book for siblings to share together! Now that Weston can read, the Unlimited Squirrels books are going to be great for them to share.
TOOTH FAIRY BOX CRAFT
For Carrigan, a huge part of losing a tooth is the Tooth Fairy. She’s watched her brother lose teeth and leave his teeth under his pillow.
She’s always worried about the Tooth Fairy knowing exactly where her tooth was under the pillow so we came up with an easy tradition and made our own tooth box for her to put under her pillow.
This tooth fairy tooth holder is easy to make and makes it easy for the Tooth Fairy to find the tooth without waking up any sleeping children. I promise!
All you need to make your own tooth container is some spray paint, some craft jewels or sequins, and some glue!
Oh and an old dental floss box! This craft puts those odd shaped boxes to a fun use! It’s a great tradition to start and a fun craft to make together!
MAKE YOUR OWN LOST TOOTH HOLDER
The great thing about this Tooth Fairy box craft is that it’s easy to personalize. You can use different colors of spray paint and you can decorate it with anything your kids might like!
Some ideas for decorating the tooth box:
- craft jewels
- paint pens
The fun part is letting your kids personalize their own Tooth Fairy box!
If your kids have any concerns or worries about losing their tooth, sharing a good book and making this craft are a great way to help them feel more confident!
You can get your own copy of Unlimited Squirrels: I Lost My Tooth to share with your kids! If your family loves the Pigeon series, the Knuffle Bunny series, or the Elephant and Piggie series, we think you’ll love Unlimited Squirrels!
I used to have a ceramic container shaped like a tooth that I’d put my teeth in when they fell out. I guess my mom didn’t want to deal with the hassle of getting it out from under my pillow