Here’s another cool activity that Elsa and Anna fans will love! We’ve made an ooey-gooey, beautifully scented batch of Frozen Clean Mud! The kid will love this Disney inspired activity, and you’ll hard time keeping your hands out of it too!
The hooligans are just crazy about the latest Disney Movie. They sing the Frozen theme song all day long, and they play “Elsa and Anna” every chance they get. So I’ve been having fun thinking up lots of “Frozen” activities to make things extra-special around here. In this latest activity, I took our 3-ingredient Clean Mud recipe, tweaked it and turned it into, what else… FROZEN clean mud!
If you’re not familiar with Clean Mud – here’s the scoop. Clean mud is an amazing sensory substance made with a few very basic supplies: soap, toilet paper and water. You mix it and mash it into this amazing, mushy, mouldable dough, and it smells absolutely heavenly. Playing with this wonderful dough is a true sensory experience.
It’s a basic recipe that you can tweak to suit whatever theme you’re focusing on. Have a look at how we made our Fairy Mud last spring.
Now, let me show you how we made this latest batch of clean mud.
To make your Frozen Clean Mud, you’ll need:
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- roll of toilet paper
- bar of Ivory soap (any mild white soap will do, but Ivory smells amazing)
- blue food colouring
- warm water
- shallow storage container
How to make your Frozen Clean Mud:
1. Start by having your hooligans take all the toilet paper off the roll.
This is FUN!
I always start by tossing the roll high into the air and letting it fall to the ground. Then the hooligans throw, pull and kick it around the yard until the roll is empty. Set your t.p. aside for a few minutes.
2. Grate your soap.
If your child is very young, and you don’t think they can handle a cheese grater, you might do this step yourself.
My preschoolers are pretty handy with the grater, and they know to use it carefully to avoid grating their fingertips or knuckles.
3. Combine the soap and toilet paper in your container.
4. Add several drops of blue food colouring to 1 cup of very warm water, and pour it over the soap and toilet paper.
Now, mash, mix and mush the water, soap and toilet paper all together.
You’ll have to work it for several minutes until it becomes a mouldable dough. Because every brand of toilet paper is different when it comes to roll-size and paper thickness, you may have to add more water or toilet paper.
There’s really no right or wrong way to make clean mud. You just want to work it until you get a mucky, mushy dough that you can mould in your hands.
Finish by adding a generous amount of blue and silver glitter to your clean mud!
Isn’t it gorgeous? Now, tell me… how will you play with your Frozen Clean mud?
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.