Sometimes the best messy play is given to us by good old mother nature: puddles to jump in and mud to play with!
Making mud pies can keep children entertained for hours and is great for the imagination: turning mud into chocolate cake, sprinkling with leaves & stones, mixing it all with their wooden spoons/ sticks!
However, leaving your little one in the garden to make mud pies can be quiet daunting.. as the name suggests you may return to a mud filled child!
Younger children tend to explore using all of their senses, including putting whatever they can find into their mouths! So mud proper mud pies probably aren't the best idea's. But chocolate mud pies… FANTASTIC!
Start off with a base of "mud" (chocolate mousse) and supply options for them to create their very own mud pie!
We had CRUNCHY cornflakes that they could squeeze into their pies… bread crumbs that they can sprinkle.. herbs.. flour and even our own wiggly worms (pink spaghetti). Combine this with some bug toys and voila.. a safe.. but just as fun version of messy mud pies!