Lately I’ve been going through certain parts of our home, organizing and doing a bit of spring cleaning. Call it what you will, whether I’m nesting or just feeling overwhelmed, along with the need to purge ALL THE STUFF. Anyway, we recently bought a new dresser, preparing to use our old dresser for the new baby. In going through my drawers (and most recently, the boys’ room), I found Ziploc bags of baby teeth I’d saved back from evenings spent carrying out our tooth fairy duties. Yes, baggies of baby teeth, which is what sparked the idea for this particular crafty project using none other than one of my favorite things, Mod Podge.
Now you could create a separate container for each child, which in a perfect world is probably what I would have done… But the teeth I found were in sandwich bags, and quite frankly, I’m just not sure which boy all these teeth belonged to. I know, sad. But true.
You’ll need only a couple of supplies to create your own keepsake container. And I’ve provided a free printable below, which you can use as a label. Just a note: I am not an artist when it comes to drawing, but I drew this little cutie pie tooth… Don’t laugh. He’s quite funny looking, but he turned out pretty cute. At least I think so. At any rate, your kids will love him, and you’ll have a special place for all those teeth, besides tucked away in a plastic baggie amongst all your socks. It’s a cute little keepsake you can add to a baby book, keepsake box, etc. Some day when my boys are all grown, I have these little reminders that they were once my sweet (and ornery) little boys, losing teeth, cracking me up with their toothless smiles, and making trails in the backyard with all their trucks and cars (sigh, I already miss it).
Supplies You’ll Need for Baby Teeth Keepsake
- Small container (I keep containers like these on hand for things I make with my oils)
- Free printable (see below)
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Sponge brush
- Mod Podge
- Supply of baby teeth
Instructions for Creating Your Own Baby Teeth Mod Podge Keepsake
Next cut your image out, using a craft knife and cutting mat.
Someone else got in on the crafty fun right along with me; he drew his own tooth, beard and all.
You can use whatever kind of Mod Podge you prefer to use; I usually like Matte, but at the moment, my lid is completely stuck on the bottle and I’m working on getting that off. Do you see why I’ve been organizing (sigh)? I just used Glossy for this. Brush the Mod Podge onto the back of your image with a sponge brush; put in place on the lid of your container. Then brush a light layer of Mod Podge over the top for a Glossy or Matte look.
Once the lid is dry, you’re ready to store all the baby teeth lurking in all the far corners of your home.
Tuck the container away in a safe, memorable place, and someday you’ll have childhood memories to treasure.
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