I found the idea for this play makeup through Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday post a while back. The idea came from here and when I saw it I knew that was my solution to my two year old little girl getting into my makeup. I'm not a fan of pushing them to play with things that are older than they should be playing with but she's constantly in my makeup. Since I've made her her own though, she's left mine alone. Winning! Here she is putting on her makeup in my bathroom while I put on mine.
Basically, you empty out old makeup containers and fill them with nail polish. I went ahead and hit up the dollar store for compacts and bought enough to make some to give as gifts to a couple of their little friends last month. I also bought the nail polish at the dollar store so I didn't have a big variety of colors but it works. I let mine harden in an undisturbed room for a couple of weeks.
I packaged up the ones for gifts with a little cosmetic bag and a set of free brushes I got from Ulta.