I saw this idea in an old magazine a while ago as something for the kids to make for Mother’s days and have been meaning to try it but I just never got around to it. Then recently Pink got some wobbly teeth and I am not keen on the whole put the teeth under the pillow for the tooth fairy – mainly because Pink is such a light sleeper and the slightest thing will wake her, so I though we could make a tooth basket to hang on the door.
We started off by making 2 circles – we used one of our coffee mugs to trace around (we also tried with a bowl but the basket ended up too big for what we wanted). We used very thick paper for this.
You then need to fit the one folded circle inside the other (first make sure you are happy with the way they fit before you add the glue). Also watch where the kids add the glue, my little man wanted to put glue on the whole circle but you only need it for the area where the two circles join.
And you have a lovely little hanging basket perfect for hanging on the door handle for the tooth fairy.
After making the first one the kids wanted more so we decided to make one for every family member to hang on our Christmas tree (we put 2 small chocolate inside each one). To add some colour we also used some old wrapping paper. I glued the circles directly onto the wrapping paper and cut them out as the wrapping paper by itself was not firm enough.
And I have to admit the little baskets look really nice on our Christmas tree