I first saw a recipe for FAIRY MUD a year or two ago on a blog called Happy Hooligans. When L’s cousins came over to play on a hot day last summer it was the perfect activity! Fairy Mud is just as much fun for the kids to make as it is to squish between your fingers and play with! With the temperatures rising and our fairy garden in full bloom, we’ll be making it again this week!
- 1 1/2 bars of soap
- 2 rolls of toilet paper
- food coloring
- 1.5 to 2 cups of WARM water
- glitter, sequins, buttons, jewels, flower petals
- cheese grater
- 2 large bowls or tubs
First, grate the bars of soap into a large bowl. If you have older kids, they can certainly help with this process!
While you’re busy grating soap, have the little ones unravel 2 rolls of toilet paper. So silly, they’ll just love it! Gather the toilet paper into the second large bowl.
Once the soap is grated and the toilet paper unravelled, pour the WARM water into the bowl with the soap and add a few drops of food coloring as well. Squish and squeeze the soap shavings until you have some consistently melted and mushy soap blobs.
Pour the water and soap over the toilet paper in the second bowl and continue to mush and mold the fairy mud concoction.
While the kids are playing, add some glitter into the mix. Followed by jewels, flower petals, anything you and the kids can come up with!
Don’t forget to pull out some measuring cups, spoons, and muffin tins so you can make some fairy mud pies as well! Amazingly fun!!! Enjoy!