Sisters make amazing friends for life. Add a little structure – like these fun sister bonding activities – and jump start these friendships.
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This summer, Tuttle Publishing sent us a cool Nail Art Kit to review. I’ve never embraced the fancy nail craze, but my daughters loved the idea. I love that trying out fancy nail art is an activity they can all enjoy. At 5, 8, and 11, they have pretty different interests. Creative ventures like nail painting fascinates all three of them.
The Nail Art Kit comes with great tools and a very well put together book, but fancy nails still come with a pretty steep learning curve! Eleven-year-old Emma managed these cute pandas – all the more impressive since five-year-old Anna’s toe nails are tiny. The included nail polish is nontoxic, which I appreciate!
An attempt at polka dot nails for Anna didn’t turn out quite as well, I think because of impatience – on both girls’ parts. They’ll try again soon.
More Fun Sister Bonding Activities
Sister bonding activities don’t have to be “girly” like this, but my girls tend to go in that direction, unless Johnny is in on the fun, in which case it’s more of a sibling bonding activity. So here are a few more “girly” sister bonding activities that my three girls enjoy:
- Experimenting with hairdos. They thoroughly enjoyed this Disney Frozen Hairstyles book, which we checked out from the library. They also enjoy crazy hairdos.
- Fashion design. They enjoy sewing for themselves and their dolls. They also like to turn old clothes into dress-up outfits, and they’ve even dressed up tiny animals.
- Planning and executing child-directed projects. All four kids worked together on the many pieces of Emma’s Harry Potter birthday party, as well as on this play shops game.
- Cooking together.
- Reading books and listening to books together. My son usually joins for the reading clubs they create (House of Robots), but so far only the girls like audiobooks. Right now the girls are listening to Story of the World, Volume 3 together. They listened to The Candymakers over the summer.
- Outdoor adventures.
- Fairy house building