Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pretend Make-up for Toddlers


We recently celebrated a birthday at my house. I wanted to share this little gift with you-It was a HUGE hit, cheap, easy, and cute!

My little girl loves mommy's make-up.
What little girl doesn't?
I looked and looked for a pretend make-up set,
but all of the "pretend" ones, have REAL make-up in them.
No thanks!

So instead I went to the dollar store, picked up a few eyeshadow and blushes with brushes.
I came home and cleaned them out, and then poured different colors of NAIL POLISH in them.
Let them dry in the garage.

Worked like a charm, my girl adores it, and it looks very very real. In fact my husband always asks me if its my make-up when he see's her...occupied.



Quick tip: The eyeshadow is a little gross to clean out, I used soap and water on the first one, and on the second one I just kept it dry and cleaned it out with a popsicle stick. I would recommend keeping it dry and chipping it out. . .
Really makes you think about what is in that stuff....yuck!!

8 comments:

Leserlee said...

There are some mail-order companies that sell real pretend make-up. I remember seeing one set where everything was plush. But I guess this works too. Such a good idea.

Jackie said...

I love this! LOVE IT!

Mamie said...

oh so cute! you are so full of great ideas!

Sarah said...

Yes! This is fantastic! Love it. Thank you.

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

Great idea to use nail polish! I'm definitely stealing this idea. :)

Carrie said...

That is such a great idea!! Addie would LOVE IT!!

interested dad said...

Genius! we share the value but are not capable of building it. We found something for our daugther to solve the same problem by stumbling onto miniplaymakeup.com. she loves it!

Anonymous said...

That's so cute. I found something similar at www.littlecosmeticsshop.etsy.com .