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For my nieces', nephews', and close friends' 6th birthdays, I make small tooth pillows. I ask their favorite colors, and it's nearly always pink and purple for the girls, and red and/or blue for the boys.
You will need two 7 1/2 X 9 inch pieces for the pillow. I use solid color fabric scraps and some printed dental smock fabric with pictures of teeth, and with words like, "brush, floss, etc.", which I found on eBay.
On the front, I embroider "My Tooth Pillow" and the name, using a large font (Hog Bold works) that I trace on the fabric. Over the years, I've also used fabric paint; you can get as creative as you like. I use the printed fabric on the back, but it could be a coordinating fabric. Mattress ticking is nice for boys.
I make a small pocket with a snap closure for the tooth (and the money) and sew that to the front. The pocket is made from one 3 x 7 inch rectangle.
These pictures are of the latest one I did. I crocheted the lace edging and wove rickrack through the openings.
It makes it much easier for the tooth fairy to find those tiny teeth without rooting around under a big pillow, and so far, every child I've done one for has loved it.
Total Time: 2-3 hours, maybe less
Yield: Depends on how much scrap fabric you've got stashed.
Source: Very old Redbook magazine from over 40 years ago.