Easy Clean Play Mud Dough for Sensory Play

roves. We love fun sensory play. The lack of sensory inspiring play is a big cause for the rise in sensory disorders. Sensory play is also amazing for my oldest with ADHD when she joins the little ones in sensory play she can focus better on school work after.

Even her reading greatly improves. This month with Mother Goose Time we are doing On the Farm. they sent this great mud dough recipe that the kids just loved and we will be keeping on hand.

Easy clean play mud, mud dough

Make your own easy to clean up play mud dough

I really love fun DIYs that are easy to clean up. When using a big box of pudding mix this is just the right texture and cleans up well. If using a small box simply reduce the amount of water going into the recipe to clean up easy. In the photo you can see the original recipe but I am listing the changes we made.

This DIY mud dough is easy to clean and perfect for indoors.

What you need for mud dough

  • 1-2 oz box of chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons oil of choice

To make this fun easy to clean play mud simply mix baking soda and pudding powder together. Then add in il and water mixing until a dough like consistency.  Store in an airtight container. Add water as it dries out. Should last about a week.

Time to play with this sensory mud dough

Have each child feel the dough. Ask them what they feel? Guide them to use more descriptive words like cold, gooey, and soft.

Make mud pies, build a mud sensory bin, Or just set the kids loose. This was perfect for our farm theme and so much fun the kids just love it.

This DIY easy to clean mud sensory dough is just perfect for keeping little ones busy.

Ways to have fun with this play dough

Playdough is a versatile and entertaining material that can be used for a wide range of activities. Here are some fun and creative things you can do with playdough:

Sculpting: Use playdough to create sculptures of animals, people, objects, or imaginative creatures. This can be a great way to develop fine motor skills and creativity.

Playdough Puzzles: Create shapes or objects and then cut them into pieces. Challenge kids to put the pieces back together like a puzzle.

Playdough Pizza Parlor: Roll out the playdough and let kids make their own pizzas with various toppings. This is a great activity for imaginative play.

Letter and Number Formation: Use playdough to shape letters and numbers. This helps with early literacy and numeracy skills.

Imprint Nature Objects: Go on a nature walk and collect leaves, twigs, and other small items. Press them into the playdough to create unique textures and designs.

Playdough Animals: Shape playdough into different animal forms. Add details like eyes, ears, and tails to make them come to life.

Mini Playdough Worlds: Create small scenes or worlds using playdough. This could be a beach scene with shells and sea creatures, or a miniature garden with flowers and bugs.

Playdough Monsters: Encourage kids to create their own unique monsters with different shapes, colors, and features.

Playdough Color Mixing: Provide different colored playdough and let kids experiment with mixing them to create new colors.

Playdough Beads: Roll small pieces of playdough into beads and string them onto a piece of yarn or dental floss to make a bracelet or necklace.

Playdough Stamps: Press stamps or textured objects into the playdough to create interesting patterns and shapes.

Playdough Mosaics: Roll out flat sheets of playdough and use small pieces to create mosaic-style designs or pictures.

Playdough Pretend Cooking: Mold playdough into different food shapes and arrange them to create a playdough meal.

Playdough Aliens or Robots: Challenge kids to make imaginative extraterrestrial beings or futuristic robots.

Fingerprint Art: Press fingers or thumbs into the playdough to create patterns or make little characters.

Simple At Home - Making Life Simple Again

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 comment