Ready for the Ultimate Messy Playdate?
Remember how Kleenex challenged us to a plan a playdate and cleanup with their Kleenex Hand Towels? First we put their hand towels to the test when we prepared by making our messy kids mud pie recipe. But I decided to put them to a real test with the ultimate kids mess. I’m so excited to finally share our crazy fun messy playdate…
A Kids Mud Pie Making Messy Playdate
I headed to the local dollar store to buy some fun kitchen supplies for mud pie making. If I had thought ahead and the store were open, I would have checked the thrift store first.
Kids Mud Pie Making Must Haves
- pie tins
- spatulas and spoons
- mixing bowls
- measuring cups and spoons (for some learning, too!)
- shaving cream (for pretend whipped cream)
- glitter (for pretend sprinkles)
- toy bugs
- glass pebbles
- oven mits and pot holders
- Kleenex Hand Towels (of course!)
Our mud pie making started out pretty tame with some cooperation gathering water. (We forgot to cover our sandbox a few days before so we had a nice muddy mess to work with!) I loved watching the kids work together, use their fine and gross motor skills, and talk about measuring while they began their mud pie making.
Once they had their water at the table, they began experimenting with the supplies and tools. The shaving cream “whipped cream” and the glitter “sprinkles” were a huge hit!
And the little toy bugs were the perfect garnish for their pies, too!
My favorite part of this kids mud pie making playdate: it was perfect for all ages! Even my toddler, J.C., got into the fun. (It was his first experience with glitter…)
When the pies were all made, off to the “oven” they went. Lot of gross motor skills utilized in this careful carrying!
The kids decided that the slide was the way to get the pies into the “oven.” Swooosh… SPLAT!
After we were done we got out the hose and hose everything, as well as them, off. Then used our Kleenex Hand Towels to dry up before heading inside.
It was nice to have the single-use Kleenex Hand Towels handy during our messy playdate. I didn’t have to worry about any goo or glitter in my good towels. And they were soft, but tough and absorbent enough to handle the crazy mus pie mess.
Have your kids ever made mud pies? Or have you ever hosted a messy playdate? I’d love to hear more about it in the comments below!
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