Here's the deal. Have you seen the infomercial for the body glitter tattoos? They're basically all the rage with kids. Some of my favorite little people saw them and instantly fell in love, and to be honest- so did I! The set on TV was crazy expensive so I looked for a better alternative to purchase in store. I found a set from Tulip at Michael's. The price tag was still $30, but much better than the infomercial price.
I gave it to one of the siblings for her birthday and today we busted it out to make some crazy glitter goodness.
And it didn't work.
The glue it came with was entirely dried up into a rubber form.
You cannot imagine the disappointment (though they handled it well).
I decided on the spot to make my own with on-site materials and it totally worked!
This version may not last as long as the others (which are rumored to last 5 days- though the package has a warning of, 'results may vary'...), but they are just as nice looking and CHEAP! Please excuse the pictures, they were taken with my less-than-ideal camera (except for the heart).
Glitter: I get a 4 pack of these at Michael's for $1!
Glue: Elmer's glue stick (the stronger the better) + Q-tip OR Elmer's regular glue + paint brush
Stencil: DIY- using contact paper
Brush: A paint brush/eye shadow brush (Elf sells them for $1)
|Some of the Michael's glitter + E.L.F. eye shadow brush|
(2) Glue it. Whichever adhesive you choose, apply it until it is on thin and evenly. Both of these glues are non-toxic so I have to think that they're just as safe as the adhesive shipped with the other big brands of Body Glitter Tattoos.
(3) Apply it. Next, apply your glitter color(s) using the eye shadow or paint brush. It works best if you actually remove the stencil BEFORE adding the glitter, so go that route.Remove your stencil and allow the tattoo to dry. I washed my tester off my arm off with soap and water about an hour later, but they hold up pretty well. They did come off in the pool, though.
That's it for today- so sorry to be late! But I wanted to share our discovery with you. If you wanted to see the third installment in our Living on Less series- I *promise* to post it tomorrow. Have a great day and as always, thanks for reading!