“Mommy, I’m going to paint your nails”.
Most days of the week these are not the words I want to hear coming out of my 3.5 year-old’s mouth. While I love that she wants to do this for me, I don’t really care for the outcome…if you know what I mean!
So I came up with a way for my little darling to practice her painting skills.
Polish, paper, and supervised craft time!
This is also a great use of some of your thick or clumpy polishes on their way to the trash bin.
Proper ventilation or fruity scented child polishes are best (and safest) for this project.
Protect the work surface, open the bottles, and get to painting.
You will need to try and cover a large section in the center of the paper.
Once the painting is dry you are ready to create the heart overlay.
I used my Cricut machine to cut a heart near the center of a 6″x12″ piece of cardstock weight textured scrapbook paper. The front of my paper had a purple pattern but I flipped it over to have a clean white linen textured surface.
After the heart is cut center the heart on a cutting mat and trace vertical cut lines at the width of your frame. My frame held a 4″x6″ photo so I centered it on 3″ and drew my vertical cut lines at 0 and 6″.
Repeat the same process to center the heart from top to bottom.
Next, lay your heart overlay over the polish painting and move it around until you have the part you want framed by the heart.
Trace around the overlay and cut out the painting. Layer all of the pieces and place them in the frame.
Now you just need to find the perfect spot to display your lovely creation!