Surprise the tooth fairy with this whimsical tooth fairy box craft.
When the tooth fairy sees this extraordinary box, she will be bound to leave a special treat.
What You'll Need:
- Paper or foam egg carton
- Ribbon trim, 12 inches
- Chenille stems: one white, one metallic pink
- One brad
- Disk-shaped bead
- One cotton ball
- Craft glue
How to make the tooth fairy box craft:
Step 1: Cut two egg cups from the egg carton. Trim the edges neatly so the two cups can be put together to make an egg shape. Make a "hinge" connecting the cups on the inside with a piece of tape.
Step 2: Trace the open end of an egg cup onto the lid of the egg carton; cut out. Glue trim around the edge of the circle to form a decorative base. Glue the egg shape to the middle of the base.
Step 3: Cut one inch from the end of the pink chenille stem, and bend it to form a hook. Glue the straight end to the edge of the top cup; let dry.
Glue trim all the way around the edge of the top cup. (Keep the trim on the top cup only, or the hinge won't open well.)
Step 4: Push the brad through the bead and then through the bottom cup just below the chenille stem hook. Glue a cotton ball inside the bottom cup. Let dry.
Step 5: To make a tooth fairy, bend the end of a white chenille stem into a small circle (head). Bend the next section into a figure eight (arms). Fold the rest of the stem into three loops, with the center loop a bit longer than the side loops.
Bring the remaining end up; twist around neck or arms to secure. To make the wings, bend the pink stem into four loops. Glue the wings to the back of the body, and glue the fairy to the top of box.
To hold the box shut, close the two halves and wrap the hook around the bead.