Getting dressed up in makeup and putting on crazy outfits is one of the great joys of childhood. Of course, all moms know that when it comes to kiddos that makeup is blown throw faster than you can buy it. That’s why I’m showing you how to make your own DIY body glitter gel for a lot less than it costs in the store. No more internal groaning when they come out entirely covered in makeup.
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Okay, confession time. I love glitter and it totally doesn’t know any limits. I still rock body glitter, glitter eye shadow (more occasionally), and I actually love receiving glittery greeting cards. Heck, I even love eating/drinking glittery stuff. Don’t believe me? Check out this glittery punch recipe. Yes, I’m that bad.
Why am I telling you this? Because it shows that my kids come by their glitter obsession honestly. It’s not limited to my daughter, either. My oldest boy still rocks some glitter on occasion and my daughter and youngest son practically swim in it when they play with makeup or craft.
Yes, it’s a pain to clean up and I doubt any part of our home will ever truly be cleaned of glitter but it is worth it. Twenty years from now we won’t remember the messes we cleaned up. They will blend together. We also won’t remember how tired we were every night. We remember is how happy they were when they came out and asked us how pretty they were. Even when their faces are covered in multi-colored eye shadows and glitter.
DIY Body Glitter Gel Materials
First, put a small amount of clear aloe vera gel into each small plastic mixing cup. Do not put more gel in the cup than will fit in your storage container unless you want multiple containers of the same color.
After your cups have gel in them, add cosmetic grade glitter on top of each.
Next thoroughly mix your aloe vera gel and glitter together. Be sure to scrape the sides of your cup as you mix. This ensures the glitter is throughout the body glitter.
After you mix all of the colors, transfer the body glitter gel into your lidded containers for storage.
If you prefer scented body glitter, mix in a few drops of essential oil when you mix together your glitter and aloe vera gel. You can also add additional color to the body glitter gel although I prefer it without. It all depends on your (or your kids’) preferences.
In addition to being crazy easy to make and saving you a ton of money, this DIY body glitter gel is a fantastic party favor for sleepovers. It can even be a party activity. Let the kiddos mix up their favorite colors and then decorate the containers with stickers. It’s seriously that easy.
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