Clean mud is one of those sensory play recipes that you just can’t go wrong with. Whether you are new to exploring sensory play with your kids, or you are a sensory bin aficionado…you just cannot go wrong with clean mud. It’s low mess, no hassle, and fun. Lately, we have been on a bit of a chocolate sensory play kick, so when the kids asked to make clean mud for their afternoon activity it only made sense that we gave Chocolate Scented Clean Mud a try.
This simple upgrade to a basic clean mud recipe resulted in hours of tea party fun! This would also be a fun sensory bin to add bugs, farm animals, dinosaurs, or even construction toys too. The options are pretty endless.
Truth be told, I loved our Rainbow Clean Mud, but I think this one just might top it.
How to Make Chocolate Scented Clean Mud:
- Toilet Paper
- Unscented Dish Soap
- Cocoa Powder
- Large Plastic Bin
- Remove the cardboard center from your toilet paper rolls. One roll was about enough for three kids to play with when we did this.
- Place the roll in your sensory bin and soak with water. Shred apart the paper and drain any excess water.
- Add in 2-3 tbsps. of Unscented Castile Soap. When we made our Rainbow Clean Mud we used Ivory Soap and that worked just as well. Since Ivory has a very strong scent, I went with an unscented soap to make sure the Cocoa didn’t have any smells to compete with.
- Dump in a bunch of Cocoa, mix it up and add more in as desired. There is no wrong or right amount here – just have fun.
One of my favorite things about this sensory play recipe is that it is moldable and squishy, but it is not an icky level of sticky to your hands.
When you squeeze it, it bubbles and crumbles. It’s just really a lot of fun to run your fingers through.
Now my girls are all about Bobbie Flay and the Food Network right now. It’s a slightly scary obsession. And to them, this was the perfect sensory play recipe to make chocolate cupcakes with and meatballs. I gotta give it to them, it does kinda look like meatballs…
We had too much fun with this!
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