Monday, January 31, 2011

Play Make-Up (Without the Goo)

Here's a fun little idea I found on Meet the Dubiens blog. Play make-up!

Almost every play make up set that I have looked at for Little Miss has some sort of goop, slime, clear or sparkly smearing madness that gets all over everything.

This idea is simply genius! NO mess! Cheap! Fun! And...let's her imagination go crazy...always an added bonus.

What you need:

Either old make-up containers (eye shadow, blush, powder) or new, cheap ones
Nail polish in bright colors

I went to Dollar Tree and got some make-up (all this for $10)

1. Wash out your makeup containers and dry well.

2. Pour you nail polish s.l.o.w.l.y into each trough. Be sure to pour slowly so that little mixing balls don't fall out of the bottle. Fill each trough about 3/4 the way full. When the nail polish dries, it shrinks to about half it's size.

3. Let the nail polish dry at least 24 hours with the lids open. The nail polish smell will last between 48-72 hours (mine lasted about 48 hours).

4. Play with your little girl and remember how much fun it is to be child.

Little Miss sat next to me this morning, putting on her make-up. She had so much fun! She also put make up on while I made her lunch and dinner! :)

So, what do you think about this idea? So fun!



The Scrappy Cottage said...
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The Scrappy Cottage said...

This is a wonderful idea. I am emailing my daughter now to come look to see how you did this. Thanks so much for sharing this.......~Cherrie~

Stephanie said...

Love this! Where did you find inexpensive nail polish to fill the containers with?

TexaGermaNadian said...

This is really a cute idea! Thanks for sharing ;)

Meg said...

Hey Stephanie! (And all you other lovely ladies!) - I was able to find the nail polish for $1 each at Dollar Tree, although I have seen some less than $1 at WalMart, too!

Have fun with this!

V said...

How clever! I would have never thought of that. Now my mind is racing with the possibilities of dried nail polish.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my word, how did you think of this? So glad you passed along this great idea you found in bloggy land!

April said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it!

C.K. said...

Brilliant Idea !!!