Your child will love to be independent while making this natural fairy mud using what is found in nature and from around their own garden. Children can become leaders of their own play and develop important skills as this is perfect fairy mud for outdoor and sensory play.
Fairies are so very popular in our house. We repeatedly make our 3 ingredient fairy dough recipe, which is still ranking my most popular post with you guys. For something different we thought we would make some natural fairy mud. Possum (aged 4.5 years) like to think it was mud fairies would use to play and get messy in.
Recommended age: 3 years +
(Active supervision is always required on my activities and play ideas)
Fairy Mud for outdoor and sensory play
You will need –
- Twigs, leaves etc
- Rose petals
- Spoons, brushes (optional)
Simply provide your child with the above items and leave them to it. Give them some time to explore and collect items from around the garden and use in their own fairy mum. You will love watching them experiment with adding a little bit of this and that and making up their own mud.
I had some cut roses that were in their final days of being on display in our home and decided to extend their life by including them in this play idea for kids.
This fairy mud activity creates a wonderful sensory experience for children. Of course there is a sensory experience of them touching the various bits and pieces found from around the garden, but also the also existed the fragrance of the rose petals, which were included in the mud.
Possum had lots of fun tearing all of the old rose petals and adding it to her fairy mud.
As she played, Possum began a running commentary of what she was doing, step by step. She used lots of wonderful and appropriate key words like, ‘stirring’, ‘adding’, ‘mixture’, and lots more.
She also had lots of fun describing how the fairies would use her fairy mud. Possum also came up with the idea to take things further to create a craft of fairies that would love swimming in the fairy mud.
It’s natural and clean up is a breeze!
If you search for fairy mud on Google it will offer you an array of recipes that are not exactly natural. Lots of other recipes include soaps and paper pulp.
This wonderful fairy mud is natural. It simply uses things found from around a child’s natural environment and water. Of course you could add glitter for some added sparkle, however, if you don’t you clean up can simply be done by tipping the mud back into the garden. How cool is that!
This is fairy mud for outdoor and sensory play development. It is all natural and a fun way for kids to use bits and pieces found in their own environment and mix them together. The rose petals adds a lovely fragrance to the mixture and children love how pretty it is, perfect for fairies.
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Alison Birks says
I love this! Many of your projects were ones I did as a child— it takes me back to a very fun, creative, nature- focused time. My childhood was magical and full. I tried to raise my kids the same way by providing endless get- messy, play outside and in the kitchen crafts and activities. Kudos on the lovely site!