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DIY Edible Nail Polish

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diy-edible-nail-polish-headerHosting a party soon? We’ve got a fab idea for the dessert table! 

What’s one thing every teenager girl loves? Nail polish! If your daughter will be having a birthday party this weekend, you’ll probably be in need of some fun dessert table ideas. How about making homemade edible nail polishes? It only takes a few ingredients and they turn out so adorable, you will feel bad eating them! Check out our step-by-step photo tutorial for this girly dessert idea! 


  • Red food coloring, so you can make red and pink nail polishes (the best colors!)
  • Marshmallows (the larger size, not the ones for hot cocoa) 
  • Tootsie Rolls 
  • Large Bowl
  • Cookie sheet 
  • Tongs 
  • Optional: Black gel writing icing (comes in a thin tube for easy writing) 



  1. Fill a large bowl with enough cool water so that you can submerge the marshmallows. 
  2. If you want to make pink nail polishes, squirt just a few drops of red food coloring into the water and mix. If you want them red, add a few more. You can test a few so you can get the perfect color you desire. 
  3. Once the water and dye have been mixed, drop a marshmallow into the bowl and using a tong, submerge the marshmallow into the dyed water for no more than 5 seconds. You know what happens to marshmallows if they get too wet! They’ll get mushy and sticky so don’t leave them in the water too long.
  4. Place the marshmallow on a cookie sheet to dry. 
  5. Continue this until you have the desired amount of dyed marshmallows. 
  6. While the marshmallows are still wet, place a Tootsie Roll on top. Having a wet marshmallow will help the Tootsie Roll to stay in place. It acts as glue. And voila! You have your nail polish cap!
  7. Let the marshmallows dry overnight. You can place the marshmallows in the fridge for 20-30 minutes for a faster drying time. Make sure to cover them, otherwise, they will be hard in the morning.
  8. Optional: Using the black gel icing, you can write your daughter’s name or her initials to really give it some personality! 

Have you ever seen a cuter dessert idea?! Your daughter or friends will adore this simple, yummy, and girly birthday party dessert idea! 


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