What are your first thoughts when looking at the photo above?
I can just imagine it... the horror and fear' "WHAT A MESS" and more importantly "how would you clear that up?"
As adults we tend to stay away from messy play because, lets face it; parents are busy enough without the added mess. However messy play for little ones is such an important learning experience; below are some tips and recipes to try and make the mess as stress free as possible!
My top tip is BE PREPARED!!
Messy play doesn't need to be extravagant. The best 'mess' for babies and toddlers is edible so they can explore using all of their senses without any worry. Below are some ideas I found successful:
Hopefully this has inspired you to get messy with your little one… and if you really can't bear the thought of mess, look for your local Messy Play class; all the fun without any of the stress of clearing up!
I will be running my classes weekly with new ideas; keep your eye's pealed for more edible messy play you can try at home :)