At 8:00 pm last night my 6 year old little boy lost a tooth. Yup, right at bed time. Normally not a big deal, but when I went and got out our tooth pillow his little eyes went from joy to irritation.
"MOM, don't you think that's a little girlie???"
What to do? I've got 5 girls, he's my oldest boy! Why was I not more prepared....
So I attempted to just free hand cut a rough tooth outline on an old pillowcase and I even attempted a little pocket on it.
Needless to say, it was an EPIC FAILURE. There is a reason I use patterns....
Now it is 8:15, and it is past his bedtime (I HATE when they are off their schedules) So I put him to bed with the "bad tooth" pillow and PROMISED him there would be a much better, manly pillow when he woke up (kinda like Christmas!)
I immediately hopped online and searched through thousands of pictures of "girlie" little tooth pillows until I found this pattern at MMMCrafts. It was too "girlie" but it is something I could work with.
I downloaded the pattern and set out to work immediately using felt this time. It is so much easier to use for a project like this, but it means I have to pull out the "FELT BOX"
It scares me.... Why can't I throw a scrap away (but that's a whole different story)
Anyways, I made the
pocket mouth a little bigger but it is basically the same pattern. The best part was deciding the style. I had to channel my inner 6 year old boy......
It was SO simple just to add an eye patch. And it really makes it "manly" according to my son.
I absolutely love that it has a handle to hang it from, no more "tooth fairy" accidents. She can just fly right on up to the top bunk and switch out the tooth without fear.
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