I think every mother dreams of the day she can have cute little parties with her daughter.
I know that even though I am not a girly girl and my daughters really aren’t either, there is always still fun to be had and even learning with Piggy Paint!
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Since my daughter is officially two, I thought it would be fun to paint her nails for the first time and introduce her to the concept of painting nails.
Being an eco-friendly family, we are always on the look out for great ways to give our daughter little treats like this without introducing her to unnecessary chemicals. So we found a safe nail polish called Piggy Paint and it’s perfect and we love it! We have used it both for painting her tiny toes and finger nails and even have turned it into a learning experience with colors, color mixing, and fine motor skills!
Using Piggy Paint as a Learning Tool
On this special occasion where my little one was going to get a special treat for the first time, we had a fun outing together ot pick up our supplies! We picked up several different colors just for fun and even sat down to order some special colors online. It was extremely exciting for her to be able to pick out colors and be a part of the process.
SO much so that a little bird tells me she is going to get more colors in her stocking this year! Plus, I am glad I had her along because she’s the one who actually spotted and found it on the shelves!
When we got home, I was able to pamper her a bit and paint her nails. Being pregnant (due any day really) and also not wanting anything to be too strong for my toddler, I love that we could have fun doing this with odorless nail polish. When we painted her nails, we identified different colors and practiced color recognition, body part identification, and other learning concepts from tot school. If we would have found all the primary colors we would have done color mixing, but this time it was just for fun and fine motor practice!
Pampered Piggies Practice Printables to use with Piggy Paint
I thought it would be fun to let my daughter also explore what it was like to paint nails. This would be a learning experience just in being a fun way to practice her fine motor skills and pincer grip, but also a way to practice painting nails in general. The hands in the printable to practice painting nails are about the same size as my own, so maybe soon enough she will be proficient and can help me do my nails!
The printable I made is a laminated piece of card stock which means that she can easily paint the individual nails and then we can clean it off and reuse it over and over again. I also made her a printable that she can explore color mixing to show how primary colors can make secondary colors. Once she gets better dexterity and coordination, we will make stencils with hole-punch shapes so that we can have fun designs on our own nails and on her printable!
A huge bonus for us in using piggy paint is that they also have a acetone-free, low odor nail polish remover option. This is huge for us! It also means that we can quickly and easily clean off our printable without damaging the lamination to move on to the next design.
Download your own copies now for free! Get the color mixing printable here and the Pampered Piggies Practice Hands here.
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!