Painting lots of little fingernails and toenails in preparation for the 4th of July. I thought I'd share some photos and tips for painting kid's nails so you can enjoy those smiles!
My girls were so excited. I told them we'd better take some pictures to share their creativity spark.
My 10 year old inspired my tiny paintbrush to create flags for our wonderful U S of A. We painted her toes a base of white, then I used an art deco nail paint--the kind that has a really skinny brush--and added the stripes. Finally I used Blue polish for the flag and then dotted white with the tip of the nail polish brush for stars.
A few tips for painting kid's nails
- Paint about thirty minutes before bedtime. This allows the paint to dry and then gives them overnight for it to cure so that it won't smudge so easily.
- Always take the tip of the paintbrush and swipe the very edge of the nail. This seals the coat and prevents chipping.
- Allow time to dry in between coats and use a top coat protector.
- Glitter ALWAYS lasts longer and we like to use a bit of glitter to top off a solid coat of color.
- Use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to clean up edges of nail beds
- Work in the bathroom, so if there are spills they will hopefully be able to clean up!