This sensory experience, in particular, was a huge hit! The kids loved the squishy mud play and even loved cleaning up with our bin of soapy water.
For our mud, we used:
Washable Brown Paint
There really were no exact measurements for our mud. We started with about half a box of cornstarch.
Added in some water until we got the consistency that we wanted. This can be difficult to stir at first and will become thicker and stickier as it sets.
And added in some brown paint. If your "mud" is too watery just add a little cornstarch. If it gets to thick or sticky, just add a bit more water. There really is no way to mess this up :)
I poured our mud into disposable trays from the many yummy meals that friends and neighbors brought after Kate was born, and I am so glad that I did! At first, I was going to put this in our water table, but after seeing how difficult the clean-up would have been, I'm thankful that I was able to just toss the trays and wash up everything else with some soap and water. The "mud" did come right off of the kids hands while they played in the soapy bin.
The kids were hesitant about the mud at first. They stuck the animals in gently and were thrilled that they got "stuck" in the mud. They also loved dripping the mud from one animal to another. Eventually, they were squishing their whole hands in and squealing about the goopy texture.
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