Since school started last week, I thought it would be fun for my daughter to make some pretty necklaces to wear to school and maybe give a couple to her friends. I got the idea for making these here on the Parents website. When I told her what I was thinking she was so excited. I went to the store and bought some bright nail polish colors that were on sale (end of season sales are AWESOME!). And then the girls started painting the washers.
I have to say that I thought this was going to be a pretty neat and clean project. I did not put the girls in their paint clothes because I thought with the small nail polish brushes we would not be making much of a mess….. BOY WAS I WRONG! My little one had nail polish all over. Since she is only two I should have figured as much oh well lesson learned. I only got the one picture of her making these because I ended up having to strip her down so she did not ruin her clothes. The kids has talent though and even got the polish in her hair. I was so worried we would never get it out but it came out no problem in the bath so that is good news.
Both girls had to wear their new washer necklaces to school and daycare the next day, and my oldest had a blast passing out a few to her friends. She even came home and said that she had more friends that wanted them so we needed to make more. Since they were so cheap and easy to make we just may have to make these for a party to pass out or something. We could do black and orange for Halloween and red and green for Christmas. The possibilities are endless!
Washer (any size will work, you can get them at the hardware store)
Nail Polish (any color you like!)
Hair Dryer (optional)