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- Mud prints: Model putting your hands or feet in mud and then pressing them on rocks, the sidewalk, cardboard or paper. Notice aloud the mark that your hands and feet left behind and welcome your child to try it out. Invite your child to move like different animals or insects. What kind of hand and foot prints are made by moving that way?
- Mud collage: Mud can be a great adhesive! Use mud to paint a base design on a flat surface outdoors or on a piece of paper, and then collect some nature treasures to stick into the painting to make it three-dimensional.
- Mud stamps: Dip leaves and other objects into mud and stamp them on pavement to make different shapes.
- Mud mosaics: Plop a bunch of mud on the ground or on a plate. Then, start to arrange small nature treasures like pebbles or acorns in a design (e.g. a spiral). Welcome kids to finish yours or make their own mosaic.
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