We seem to be experiencing a mini-heatwave in the UK today which meant we have spent most of the day outdoors. My 3 year old loves playing fairies so we thought we would add to our fairy garden. So far we’ve built a fairy house in the garden, made a painted stone fairy door for a fairy house and painted pebble animals to live in the fairy garden. Today we had some messy sensory fun, making proper mud cakes for the fairies, in our tuff spot mud kitchen.
Setting up a tuff spot mud kitchen
It was really easy to set up a tuff spot mud kitchen. We’re in the middle of building a proper mud kitchen but a tuff spot is perfect for this activity. All you need is:
Buckets and spades
I mixed half a bucket of soil with some water until it had a thick consistency then let them mix and add more water. They got messy but it was really warm so they just rinsed off the mud with more water. We kept the mud in the buckets but you could mix it in the tuff spot too.
Whilst I set up the tuff spot for them I set the children to look for flowers, small stones, sticks and leaves, basically anything to decorate their mud cakes.
Easy mud cakes
When we had assembled everything the children places paper cupcake cases in a cupcake tin.
Just like the real thing, they carefully spooned in their mud mixture into the cases.
It was great to see the children getting messy and having fun with nature. We left the cakes to bake in the sun, fingers crossed the fairies have eaten them by the time the children look outside for them.