Let your kids have fun with this messy play activity! Edible mud for babies and toddlers. Super easy to make, and I love the construction theme!
This post is sponsored by Wet Ones.
There are two kinds of kids: kids who love to get messy, and kids who don’t. I am lucky enough to have one of each. My son doesn’t like to have anything messy on his hands, and my daughter is a strong supporter of the belief “the messier the better.”
I’ve done a few messy play activities with them, and usually whatever we are playing with goes in Little A’s mouth. She’s still in the eat everything stage, I guess (or maybe she’s just always hungry). Because of this, it’s hard to find a fun, safe activity for them where they can get messy without me freaking out over what she is putting in her mouth.
I want them to learn to have fun and make messes, so I teamed up with Wet Ones® Hand Wipes and came up with a way that they could both get messy and I wouldn’t have to worry about what Little A is putting in her mouth! And since my son is obsessed with construction vehicles, I gave it a construction theme!
Introducing messy play with edible mud for babies and toddlers! It was so easy, and so much fun watching them play. And the best part was that I didn’t even have to worry about them making a mess or eating the mud since it was 100% edible!
To set up your messy play with edible mud, prepare two boxes of instant chocolate pudding according to package directions. While the chocolate is setting, crush up 1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor. When the pudding has set, spoon it onto two cookie sheets and sprinkle with lots of crushed cookies. Stick in a few gummy worms and top with construction trucks and you’re all set!
We did our messy play outside with a big plastic shower curtain underneath to protect the patio. This is a very messy activity, so if you value your clean patio at all, you’re going to want to follow suit. Plus it makes clean-up super easy.
Speaking of clean-up, my kids got MESSY. Especially my daughter. And I didn’t want to bring her into the house covered in pudding and cookie crumbs, so I broke out my trusty Wet Ones® Hand Wipes. They are perfect to have around the house, in the diaper bag, and on-the-go, so I always have some around.
Wet Ones® Hand Wipes are the convenient 2-in-1 way to wipe out dirt and messes and kill 99.99% of germs when soap and water aren’t readily available. Obviously I don’t have a sink in my backyard, so using Wet Ones® Hand Wipes was perfect! They are hypoallergenic and have moisturizing aloe in each wipe, so they are perfect for even the littlest of hands!
We sure made a big mess in the backyard, but we all had a lot of fun (and I snagged a couple gummy worms, too!). I think it’s important to let our kids be kids and get messy once in a while! Thanks to Wet Ones® Hand Wipes, you can!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
Your daughter is so adorable. I actually really love this idea and I think it would be fun for my kids to play and get messy. All three of my kids do not mind getting dirty and playing with anything, so this should be fun.
Chelsea Johnson says
Thanks, Ros! It definitely is a fun one to try out if your kids like to get messy!
What a precious idea! I’m going to have to do this with my little man!
Chelsea Johnson says
Thanks! And yes! It really is such a blast!