June 10, 2015 06:00 PM

That was a close one!

Rebecca Romijn almost spilled the beans about the Tooth Fairy to daughters Charlie and Dolly, her 6-year-old twins with husband Jerry O’Connell.

“Right now, Charlie has just lost her two front teeth, so she’s struggling with her S-es,” Romijn, 42, tells PEOPLE.

“One of my friends said, ‘Girls, you should really hang on to your teeth because I still have mine and I’m so glad that I do.’ They said, ‘Oh, we want our teeth!’ And I say, ‘Oh, you guys, the teeth that you’ve already lost, look, I’ve got them right here.’ They went, ‘Wait. Why doesn’t the Tooth Fairy have them?’ ”

Courtesy Rebecca Romijn

After realizing that she was “totally busted,” Romijn had to think on her feet to fix the sticky situation.

“I said, ‘Oh, the Tooth Fairy brought them back to me after she came and got them from you,’ ” she explains.

“So then when Charlie lost her two front teeth, she left a note with her tooth under the pillow saying, ‘Dear Tooth Fairy, Please make sure you bring this back to my mom.’ “

Nice save!

Romijn also shares that she has no qualms about bringing her daughters, whom she says are “little budding artists,” to the set of Skin Wars, the body-painting reality competition she hosts on GSN.

“I have a lot of conversations with other parents that don’t let their kids watch Skin Wars — and obviously that’s a very personal choice for parents, whether or not they think that that’s appropriate for their kids — but my kids are true artists,” she shares.

“Obviously we don’t have issues with the human form, so our girls are very happy to spend time on set at Skin Wars.”

The second season of Skin Wars premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on GSN.

— Andrea Park with reporting by Lanford Beard

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