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Edible mud sensory play activity

 
Your kids will love this edible mud sensory play activity. Edible mud is easy to make at home using items from your pantry and safe for your kids to put into their mouth. It’s a really fun messy play activity which comes with lots of sensory benefits too.
Your kids will love this edible mud sensory play activity.

Edible mud is easy to make at home using items from your pantry and safe for your kids to put into their mouth.

It’s a really fun messy play activity which comes with lots of sensory benefits too.

Younger children will love to just play, taste and explore the mud with their fingers, whilst older kids may make up stories and imaginative play scenarios.

Playing with this edible mud recipe will help kids to learn and create in a safe, stimulating play environment.

It will also help them to widen their vocabulary, develop coping mechanisms for new experiences and feelings and learn by feeling.

Have a go at this edible mud sensory play activity from our friends at Mud Mates.
 

Edible mud sensory play activity

 

What you’ll need for this edible mud recipe

 
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • Large tin foil roasting tray or plastic container
  • Spoon

Optional
  • 1 packet of udon noodles, or similar noodles or spaghetti 
  • Saucepan
  • Water for boiling the noodles
  • Black food colouring


How to make edible mud


1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar and white sugar together in the large container with the spoon.

2. Slowly add the water to the dry ingredients and mix together until you have a runny, gloopy and tasty mud. Add more water if required.

3. Boil the noodles in the extra water with a few drops of the black food colouring. Once cooked, drain out the water and leave the noodles to cool.

4. Add the noodles to the mud mixture.

Your mud is ready to go!
 

Tips for your edible mud sensory play activity

 
  • If you’re worried about the amount of sugar in the recipe, you can remove the sugar and use extra flour instead to get the muddy consistency.
 
  • Adding the noodles to make edible worms is optional, but it does add to the fun of playing in the mud.
 
  • You could also add some farm animals, mini construction vehicles, other small toys or baking equipment such as measuring cups, spoons or funnels to the mud.
 
  • The edible mud is great to play with outside as it can get quite messy, or inside with your floor covered to help when it comes to clearing up time!
 
  • If the mixture starts to solidify, just add a little more water until you get the right consistency.

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