Do you remember losing your first tooth? Were you careful not to misplace it before putting it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy? Making a special tooth box can help a child get ready for the big event and give him a safe, fun place to store that special tooth. It is an easy, fun project that uses an empty film container, paint, ribbon and any other embellishments you choose.
Find an empty film container and paint the base and lid using paint made for plastic. You can use the same color for both or pick different colors to make each piece stand out. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Now it is time to decorate your tooth box. Maybe you want to use white paint to draw a tooth on the side of the film container. Use a simple "molar" or "tooth" pattern found online as a guide. You can also write your child's name to personalize the tooth box.
Add embellishments to the painted film container. Glitter, sequins, buttons, small stickers and cutouts work well.
When the tooth box is decorated, seal your creation with a layer of clear acrylic spray. Always use aerosol sprays in a well-ventilated area away from children. The acrylic will keep your design firmly in place and will keep the paint from chipping off the film container. The acrylic also creates a waterproof layer on your tooth box so you can wipe it clean with a wet towel if needed. Allow the clear coat to dry completely.
Cut a piece of thin ribbon about 15-20" long. Use strong craft glue or a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to the edge of the film container lid. Be careful! Hot glue can easily seep through the ribbon and burn your fingers. I recommend wearing rubber gloves or using tongs to mold the ribbon around the lid. After the ribbon is in place, tie a bow and use a small drop of glue to hold it in place on the film container lid.
If you are making a tooth box for a little boy who doesn't want a bow, use buttons, paint or stickers to decorate the lid. Be sure to seal it with a clear coat of acrylic spray.
Now the personalized tooth box is ready to hold your child's special tooth. Put it under the pillow and you might find the Tooth Fairy thinks the tooth box is perfect for holding money too!