Mud Painting


  • Paintbrush
  • Mud


  1. In a bucket or other container, mix water with some clean dirt or earth (without stones, grass, glass, or any other particles); keep the mud thin.
  2. Give your child a paintbrush and have her dip it into the mud and draw pictures or write words on the sidewalk.
  3. Be prepared: She will most likely use herself as a canvas as well!
  4. Your child will have fun hosing her creations off later, or you can leave them for the next rainfall.


Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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