Saturday, July 16, 2011

*Side Note* SUPER quick and easy DIY lip-gloss for kids

Kicking myself that I didn't capture any pictures of this process, but these are darn near identical to what our finished products looked like :)
Anyone who has children, or has been around children, knows that they have a very strong "what's yours is mine" mentality. Because of this, I am always looking for ways to give my Daughter imitations of things we use (old cell phones, old purses, etc.) so that she feels grown up like us... and we don't have to worry about what condition the "borrowed" items are returned in. Recently she has been a chapstick magnet, somehow sniffing out every last one in my purse and around the house, then digging out all of the contents with her little fingers and rubbing it all over her face. Imagine my delight when I discovered a SUPER SIMPLE way to make her her own lip-gloss so that mine *hopefully* remains in tact :)

If you're going to be hosting a slumber party, or if you're looking for a great indoor activity for your Daughter's, Granddaughters, nieces, etc. you HAVE TO TRY THIS! At one point this past week we had a total of 7 girls in our house (ages 2,4,5 and on... all the way up to 15), and thought this would be the perfect time to try it out!

What you'll need...

  • Vaseline
  • A variety of Kool-Aid packets
  • Small containers to hold the gloss (can be found at Wal-Mart 2/$1)
  • Toothpicks or something to stir with
  • Wax paper or some other surface to lay down so that creativeness can run rampant
  • If you're feeling fancy you can add 1 or more of these items (powdered glitters, vitamin E, fun bags or containers for decorating to take the gloss home in, etc)
Once you've rounded up all the ingredients, you just divvy out a bit to each girl, and let the mixing begin! The Kool-Aid makes the gloss look and taste good, while the glitter gives it a fun shimmer. It amazed me how completely different each girls gloss turned out. It was fun to see their personalities shown through their little creations!

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