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Friday, July 16, 2010

Outdoor Fun: Mud Paint

My toddler, with her "I'm ridiculously happy" face.

In The Everything Toddler Activities Book by Joni Levine, one of the fun outdoor activities suggested is Mud Paint. One thing I know for sure....my toddler + dirt + water = some seriously messy fun.
Here are the steps:
1. Find some mud, or better yet, show your child how to make mud. Use a spoon to help make the mud a creamy consistency.
2. With the spoon, place a blob of mud on a piece of poster board for your child to finger paint with. For older kids, let them make their own consistency (thin, thick, etc) and use different things to paint with...leaves, rocks, paint brushes, fingers, toes...the possibilities are endless.

If you don't have poster board, I think it's fun to get an old white sheet and paint it. When you are finished, let it dry, shake it out and wash!

After a few times, my girls got creative and started painting each other. It was hilarious! My youngest likes to dig in the mud so much we made her a mud bucket, especially for her digging pleasure. :)


Becca said...

oooh you're brave! I'm especially impressed that you let her mud paint with those adorable jammies on!!

Jenny Bell said...

that pic is too cute! thanks for the post.

ys said...

Ok, that made me laugh out loud! Love that face!


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