Monday, March 23, 2009

Clean Mud

Who doesn't like to play with some good old fashioned mud in the house??? That's just good clean fun right? Actually, YES - when you make your own Clean Mud!

Fischer was so excited to make this. We ripped up lots of toilet paper, grated soap (if we would have had a plastic cheese grater, I would have let him try his hand at this step - but the metal one is much too sharp), added water and started mushing!

This is supposed to be the best part! My students always loved this part... Fischer was not amused by the squishing, he did not want to do it.Finally I convinced him that there was nothing else to do with the mud if you didn't squish it! Squishing was the entire point of making it... so he reluctantly tried it...

For about a second, then he was ready to wash up!

So much for my super fun ooey gooey idea! Maybe your kids will like it! As for me... I'm just embarrassed that we wasted paper for no "fun" reason!

FYI, there is a recipe online if you want to make lots of this for a group... we put it in our sand/water table at school and let the kids mush away! You can also add food coloring, but I've never tried it. For this particular batch, we used half of a bar of soap, 3/4ths a roll of toilet paper and 2 cups of water.

While shredding the tp we talked about small, medium and large with our torn pieces. Before adding the water we predicted what was going to happen to our huge mountain of tp. Then we talked a little bit about the way that the water, soap and tp all mix together into one.


Rani and Will said...

Too fun! I can't wait to try this with Calvin!

Ellen said...

Lisa, love, Love, LOVE your blog! Can't believe how big Fischer has gotten. Congrats on the bun in the oven too! I really enjoy your writing style. I will be following you now that I've found you.

Brian and Courtni said...

what a great idea! you should seriously write a book on fun activities for always are doing great things with fischer.

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