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Make a Mud Paintbrush

Mud can be used to make many wonderful works of art.

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Participant Age: 7 to 12, 12 and up
Approximate Cost: $0
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
  • Mud or organic potting soil
  • Paper (Optional)
  • Sidewalk
  • Sticks (optional, you can use your hands as well)
Head outside to your patio, backyard or neighborhood park.

Find some mud. If you don't have any already, dig up a little bit of dirt and just add water!  If you don't want to dig up your yard, potting soil will work just as well.


Find a stick or a twig.

Try to find all different shapes and sizes,  You will use them as your paint brushes.


Create!

Make hand prints or footprints on a sheet of paper or on the sidewalk.  If you're feeling really creative, you can make mud sculptures or mud balls.  It doesn't matter if winter isn't in season, make a mud-snowman, too!


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