DIY Nail Polish

I am sure many mothers can relate--my daughter asks me almost every day if she can paint her own nails! I love her independence and her love of color, but nail polish and age five don't exactly mix so well. We decided to make her very own temporary, washable, and non-toxic polish that she can make herself and use to paint her nails all on her own. Best of all, it washed right off of her and everything else.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Making our own nail polish was so much fun for Emma. She loved the entire process. She helped me gather a few ingredients and we got to work.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    She mixed up the cornstarch with a little bit of water and a drop of food coloring. Paintbrushes worked great for the mixing and applying.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    We headed outside and she got to painting. She was thrilled to do this all on her own, and even though the nail polish washes right off she loved it! I realized it was more about the "grown-up" process than actually having nail polish on.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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