Thursday, November 12, 2009

magic mud

Just because I haven't posted any crafty or creative goodness lately, I thought I'd stick a quick note up about magic mud (a favourite around these parts).

I remember playing with it when I was a child and how it confounded me. It has two essential ingredients - cornstarch and water. We often include food colouring and/or almond extract for a bit of excitement. ;)
Put a few tablespoons of of cornstarch in a small bowl. Add water one teaspoon at a time until (this is the tricky part to explain) it is runny when you pour it but hard when you apply pressure. It's an amazing consistency when you get it right! You can roll it in a ball and then let it run through your fingers.
The kids love to play 'dirty cars' with it. It makes an amazing mess if it gets out of the bowls....but I prefer to clean up later as long as the kids are enjoying themselves now.









3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for being the kind of awesome mum who puts kids before messes

letterstoelias said...

Eibhlin LOVES that stuff - Elias made it for her last year and she still talks about it.

They made it at her preschool recently, and she excitedly exclaimed - 'That's the stuff that Daddy made for me!'.

So happy she has that memory. I should make it more often myself . . . . thanks for the inspiration (and for the chat last night! =)

~C~

Tanya said...

This is a favorite in our house as well. It does look messy but cleans up pretty easily - it helps that I also enjoy playing with this messy stuff. :)