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Crafts For The First Lost Tooth: Ideas And Fun Memories

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Medically Reviewed By Colgate Global Scientific Communications

When you love something as much you love your child, you want to celebrate every milestone of theirs so you'll have that memory forever. One of those memories is when their first tooth comes in. It's one of many firsts worth celebrating. Also included in there is when their first tooth falls out. That's usually around 6-years-old or so. How you celebrate the first tooth is up to you. Highlighting it in a scrapbook or memory page is great. But you could also get your little one involved to have them remember the occasion with an experience that's more arts and craftsy. Check it out below.

What You Need to Get Started

The first thing you should know is that we're not trying to step on the tooth fairy's toes here. No ma'am. No sir. The realm of the tooth fairy is far-reaching, highly adored, and well-respected. However, we are providing a fun, simple, and creative way to celebrate the departure of the first tooth sans sleeping and/or pillows. Here's the plan:

  1. Take 2 photos — one of your child sporting their biggest smile that shows off the missing tooth and another of the tooth in their little paw
  2. Upload and print out the photos of the smile and tooth
  3. Document the occasion by writing your child's name, age, and date of the milestone around the images — you could even name the tooth if you wanted

Decorating the Picture

Okay, the technical portion of the craft is now behind us. Onto decorating and letting your child's artsy side shine. Here's what you can do:

  • Arm yourself and your child with a variety of markers, crayons, glue, and glitter
  • Fuel their creativity of what to write and draw with pictures of loose teeth, colorful toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, motivational sayings, or anything you think they might want to bring to life on the paper
  • Try squirting out thin lines of glue and then sprinkling the glitter atop it
  • Let your child's imagination and originality run wild as they visually express themselves
  • Remember to let the glue dry before hanging their fresh art on the fridge or wall

And that's it, folks. It's really that simple. Plus, it's fun for you and your child. You may be able to predict which tooth pops out first. But you really can't predict how the memory of celebrating this milestone lives on in your heart forever.

Oral Care Center articles are reviewed by an oral health medical professional. This information is for educational purposes only. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist, physician or other qualified healthcare provider. 

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