Today we found an alternative that we both liked - "Paper Pedicures & Manicures".
Paper (something a little heavier (so the nail polish does not go through) we used construction paper)
First trace hands and feet on paper (using dominant AND non-dominant hand to trace).
Draw on outline of nails (as a guide for where to paint). Although cutting out the hands and feet is not necessary, I'm always looking for different ways to practice cutting without making it seem like "work" - and this part was fun for her.
Last step, painting the nails . . .
Again, we did this using both dominant and non-dominant hands. It was a great way for my daughter to practice painting her nails, adding as many coats or colors as she wanted - minus the mess (and stress on me).
Do you allow your children to paint their nails (by themselves (supervised, of course))? Any favorite tips or products that are kid friendly?