I started my career as a beautician at seven when I opened my own bedroom salon. I painted nails, braided hair, and I even applied makeup like a pro. You can say that I have always had an interest in beauty, and I naturally attended beauty school immediately after I graduated high school. When the time came to find a job, I started my own salon with a small loan from my mother. I wanted my salon to be special, so I worked with clients to teach them what I knew about hair care techniques. Throughout the years, I have learned that most people know very little about their hair. They believe that the hair needs to be washed every day and they also think that conditioner is enough to treat dry locks. I started this blog so I could educate the public on a larger scale about hair care.
When your kids have a chance to play dress up on a regular basis, it invokes their imagination, gives them a chance to strengthen their relationships with one another, and can help them improve their communication skills over time. Here are a few fun ways to encourage your little ones to play dress up and to keep their costume collection fresh all the time:
Buy Them a Nail Polish Kit
An excellent way to make your kids feel glamorous, trendy, or more grown up during dress up play is to provide them with a nail polish kit that includes files, a safe, non-toxic polish remover, and fancy nail polish options such as:
Make sure to set some ground rules for the kids to follow when playing with their nail polish: they should always ask for permission, they should receive supervision, and they should always polish their nails over some old newspaper or other safe surfaces. As you buy holographic, metallic, or multichrome nail polish, talk to suppliers for more safety tips.
Give Them Your Old Clothing
An excellent way to add fresh pieces to your children's dress up collection free of charge is to give them some of your old clothing as you replace it. Whether it's a sports jacket, a hat, a belt, or an old pair of shoes, your kids are sure to appreciate receiving some of their parent's clothing to wear when they play dress up. Take the time to go through your wardrobe two or three times a year and put aside anything you no longer wear that you think the kids can use to expand their imaginations and embellish the dress up clothing that's already in their collection.
Shop at Thrift Stores Once a Month
As your children grow up, you'll have to replace their dress up clothes with bigger items that will fit them which can get expensive if you buy everything new. So, consider heading to the thrift store once a month to replenish the clothing in the kids' dress up collection as you get rid of it. This will help keep their collection fresh and ensure that you keep up with the task of getting rid of the stuff that is no longer relevant. To make the expedition even more affordable, stash all your spare change from your pockets at the end of the day in a jar at home and use those funds as your budget when it's time to go shopping.
Take Advantage of Halloween Sales
During Halloween time, think about what can be used in your kids' dress-up collection the rest of the year when you're buying them the year's holiday costumes. Not only can the Halloween costumes be added to the dress up collection for later use, but any accessories you pick up can be added to the collection a little at a time as the year proceeds to ensure that they always have something new and fanciful to make use of when they want to play dress up. Keep the extra costumes and accessories you purchase in a closet and present the kids with something new once every couple of months throughout the year.
Have a Family Creation Night Once a Week
Instead of having a movie or game night with the family once a week, consider having a creation night where everyone can embellish t-shirts, hats, aprons, and other items with things such as glitter, stencils and paint, iron-on designs, and any other décor you happen to have around. Everything that's made during the evening can be added to your children's dress up collection and even redesigned during another creation night during some point in the future.
Let the kids take the lead when it comes to designing the clothing and accessories, as they'll be the ones wearing and playing with it as time goes on. Parents and older siblings can act as a support system and do nothing more than the children ask for help with. Turn on some music set out some snacks, and make a party out of the evening.
These tips and tricks should make it easy to keep your children's dress up collection stocked with fresh and exciting items all year long.Share
3 January 2017