Painting Nails – Lots of Fun!

For all of you parents who have girls, you might want to try painting nails together every once in a while. I’m not saying all the time, maybe every month or so. They get a real high from it, and it is essentially a free activity. I just have a few tips:

Tip 1: Use a clear coat of nail polish underneath the nail to help protect the nail, and a clear coat on top to keep the polish on longer.

Tip 2: Start off with lighter colors. Darker colors, if left on too long and used often can actually turn the nail a yellow color. So until you have an established habit of taking the nail polish off in a week or so, I would keep to the lighter colors. Lighter colors are less stress, because you will be just fine if you never get around to taking off the nail polish with remover.

Tip 3: Let them paint their own nails. They can start off by just painting their nails with the clear nail polish, and then move on to doing everything themselves. Just make sure you have something that you don’t mind getting polish on protecting the table. At first their hands may not look cute, to say the least.  But it is good for them in so many ways (coordination, pride in accomplishing something new, independence, etc.).

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