Preparing Flour For Taste-safe Sensory Play.
There is a slight chance of contracting E. coli and other bacteria from consuming raw flour. Remove this bacteria by, laying out the required amount of flour on a baking tray and cook it in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 180c/350f. Leave the flour to cool before using it in the recipe.
Once the flour has been baked the recipe is taste-safe, making it perfect for younger children to explore. I can’t promise it will taste nice though!
On The Day
How to make wet mud for sensory play that is taste-safe
- 2 cups or 120g of plain flour
- ½ cups or 50g of cocoa powder
- 1 cup or 250ml of water
- Pour the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and mix.
- Add the water slowly while mixing until you are satisfied with the consistency you may not need all of the water. You can make this as dry or as gloopy as you like.
What is the best way to clean up wet mud after sensory play?
Cleaning up your child
Use a damp flannel to wipe your child down to get the worst of the mud off. Depending on how messy your child gets, it may be easier to shower or bathe them.
Cleaning a small tray
Place the tray and accessories in the sink. Rinse off the tray and accessories under running water.
Cleaning a large tray
Scoop the worst of the mud into a smaller bowl and pop the bowl into the sink. Rinse off the bowl of mud and accessories under running water. Then wipe the tray down with some kitchen roll and an anti-bac wipe.
Cleaning the surrounding area
Scoop the worst of the mud into a bowl, then wipe the surrounding area with an anti-bac wipe. You may need to mop the area if your child gets a lot out of the tray.