Taste safe mud
While messy play is one of the best ways for kids to learn, sometimes it can be tough to deal with the aftermath. Mud is ones of the most appealing things for kids involved in messy play, but it somehow always seems to find its way into their mouths - yuck.
This 3-ingredient edible mud is still very much rooted in the philosophy of messy play, but it's definitely easier to swallow because it's edible. Simply mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 cup of flour in a large bowl.
Then slowly whisk in ¾ of a cup of water with the cocoa powder and flour until the mixture looks like mud – it should be thick enough to coat a spoon without running off.
This makes the perfect swamp for toy farm animals and diggers or a seek and sort game for hidden items from around your house.