We got extra messy this afternoon and had our first go at mud painting. Being such a hot day meant I could just hose Georgia down once she had finished (and boy did she need it!)  so the clean up afterwards was fairly quick as the rest of was contained in the tuff spot.

mud painting

To create our mud paint we used the mud paint recipe found on Learn Play Imagine only we had to use ready mixed paint as thats all we had. For full instructions visit the link here.

mud painting

Georgia was able to create the mud paint herself and I was surprised at how easily it coloured with very little paint. Despite the heat there was still a breeze so we had to weigh down the paper with a rock to stop the paper moving about. Georgia went through several sheets of paper testing out all the colours and the way it painted with shapes, patterns and pictures.


Although you don’t need to have a tuff spot to do mud painting definitely always helps to keep mess in one place as well as definitely being an outside activity (unless you’re very brave!).

mud painting

The pictures dried really quickly due to the heat and once Georgia had finished painting pictures she moved on to making colourful mud pies It didn’t take long until she abandoned the brushes and started to move the mud about with her hands and get covered in it – what kid doesn’t love mud?

mud painting

In the end I stripped her down so couldn’t take any more photos but the hose pipe did come out once she had finished before she was allowed anywhere near the playroom!


I can’t believe we haven’t tried painting with mud before. Georgia was fascinated by the fact she could paint with it and enjoyed exploring the texture with her hands. This is definitely something we will be trying again.

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