Playing with makeup is a blast for kids, especially little girls. Unfortunately, the ingredients can be unsafe especially if your little one still puts everything in her mouth. Now you can let her play without the worry with this easy peel off DIY nail polish for kids. It’s super simple to make and totally inexpensive too.
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Although all of my kids like painting their nails, my daughter has an uncanny knack for finding my nail polish no matter where I store it. Our bedroom carpet looks like a Pollock painting more than it does a floor at this point. Since hiding the polish wasn’t helping, I decided to take a different route.
I made her nail polish that is just for her and is washable so it’s way easier to clean up spills. Now she can paint her little fingers to her heart’s content and I don’t have to worry. It’s also kept her from sniffing out mine to play with. Pretty much a win-win, if you ask me.
This nail polish also peels off so no need for acetone remover which can be hard on tiny nails. She can paint and design, let it dry, pull it off, and do it all over again!
DIY Nail Polish Materials
- Used Nail Polish Bottle
- Nail Polish Remover
- White Liquid Elmer’s Glue
- Pressed Powder Eye Shadow
- Clear Liquid Dish Soap
- Small Plastic Bowl
- Kids Paint Brush for Mixing
- Small Funnel
First, clean your old nail polish bottle. Pour out any polish remaining in the bottle then fill with nail polish remover and shake vigorously. Pour out the solution and repeat until the bottle is empty.
- If you have trouble getting all of the polish out, drop a small sinker into the bottle with the nail polish remover. This will help scrape the excess out for you.
Next, make sure the brush for the bottle is clean. Use your fingers to massage nail polish remover throughout the bristles until they are clean.
Step 3 (Optional)
Remove the labels from your nail polish bottle.
Set your bottle and brush to the side to dry.
Then add 2 tablespoons of white liquid glue to your small plastic bowl.
Mix in 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap.
Next, crumble the eye shadow into the glue and soap mixture. You want to crumble it into powder so it is as small as possible. Large clumps are harder to break down during mixing.
Lastly, mix the powder eye shadow into the glue and soap until well combined. Make sure that there are no large clumps of shadow in the mixture.
Now place your funnel in the dry nail polish bottle and carefully full the bottle with your mixture. Stop below the spout of the bottle to allow space for the brush when you put the lid on.
Finally, screw on the cap and use as normal nail polish.
Let your little one express her creative style without fear with this peel off DIY nail polish for kids. It’s a safe and budget friendly way to let her explore with makeup (even on your nails). When she’s done, simply peel off the polish and create a brand new design.
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