When she was first born you marveled at her perfect little fingers and toes. And then she turned 2 and started ogling yours.
File this one away for the day your little lady asks for a mani/pedi — Hopscotch Kids, a nontoxic, water-based nail polish line free of the damaging, stinky chemicals kids should do without.
The bright polishes — everything from traditional pinks and reds to funky greens, blues, and a statement-making black — contain only three ingredients: water, acrylic polymer (a nonhazardous compound that helps eliminate smell and shortens drying time), and colorants. The same thoughtful formulation went into creating the accompanying remover that conditions little nails instead of stripping and damaging them.
We tested the Bubble Gum pink and Eenie Meenie Minie Moe green and were impressed with how quickly they dried and how shiny the tips of our fingers stayed. Looks like they nailed it.
Available online at hopscotchkids.com, $13 each.
Fairies of the Forest
What: Dress in sparkly finery and hunt through the woods for tiny houses.
Why: Make an abode perfect for sprites and elves.
When: Sat., 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell. Registration (required) at 781-659-2559. Adult/child pair, $15; each additional child, $5.
Movies on the Milk Bottle
What: Gather outside for short kid-friendly flicks.
Why: It’s a bargain at just a buck, and there are frosty ice cream treats.
When: Fri., 8:00 p.m.
Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Seaport District (617-426-6500).
Yo Gabba Gabba Live
What: Don’t miss the energetic show with zany characters like Plex, Foofa, and DJ Lance Rock.
Why: You’re dying to see Biz Markie’s munchkin-friendly act.
When: Sat., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Citi Performing Arts Center, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St. (617-482-9393). Tickets online at yogabbagabbalive.com. Adults and children, $35-$55.
Photo: Courtesy of Hopscotch Kids
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