Lead Content in Reaper General & Faq's Posted June 11, 2010 ... Do not allow your kids anywhere near where you work on your minis. While great advice, it's near impossible to keep kids out of a room. Even if you have a lock on the door, the one time you leave it open, they'll be in there. Also, you may not be working in an area you can keep them out of. In my opinion, the best option would be to give them a little education and have some basic safety procedures. My personal ideas would be (note that I don't actually have any kids): If they are young enough that they don't understand not to put things in their mouth that aren't food, lock everything away. Keep the miniature in its packaging until you're ready to start working on it. Give it a good clean once opened to remove any surface chemicals and whatnot. Keep them out of the room while filing/sanding so they don't breathe in any dust. Clean up all the dust before leaving the room or allowing them in. Alternatively, prep outside while they are otherwise occupied and wipe down your work surface afterwards. Make sure they are aware that they are not toys and should not be played with as such. If they don't have a full understanding of why you are concerned about the metals getting into their bodies or why this is bad, tell them about how the miniatures are very soft and can easily be bent, scratched or generally damaged and that they are not cheap to replace. Actually, talk to them about both of these things. Instruct them to always wash their hands after handling. Like they would after playing outside or in the sandpit, especially before eating. Once you have primed, they generally shouldn't be touched anyway. Oh, and remember to give them a quick wash before you do that in case there are oils on the mini from handling (sticky kiddie fingers) or dust which will affect the primer from adhering to the surface of the mini. And keep them away if spray priming. I think thats a given. Probably the part you will be most concerned with. Personally, I wouldn't be too concerned with them picking up and looking at a raw mini if it has had a basic cleaning.