Oh, the things we parents do for our children. Recently we’ve had a run of lost teeth, and I feel like you have to do something really special to mark this right of childhood. For the littler one, who still believes, it keeps the magic alive. For the older one, who is in the know- well, it let’s him know he’s special, too.
When I was caught under-prepared the other night, I ran up and carved a quick stamp to make some stationery to write little tooth-fairy notes upon. I only needed a dollar-store eraser and my Speedball carving tool, and about 15 minutes. Really! Here’s how I did it!
Color in the part you want to carve away. In this case, I wanted the tooth to show up as “negative” space, or appear white with a colored frame around it. That means I carve away the tooth and crown, leaving the frame intact.
Carving in progress. I like the primitive look, so I didn’t bother to carve every little part out-I left some “lines” to create texture. You can always ink up your stamp, do a test stamping, then decide if you want to carve more away.
Our fairy is fond of writing notes on little scrolls, wrapped in baker’s twine and tucked into a pocket with some coins.
What is YOUR “Tooth Fairy” tradition?
If you are considering purchasing supplies to carve your own stamps, I’d appreciate it if you used my affiliate links: