Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dirty Concoctions

Miss M is sitting at my side begging to make another dirty concoction right now! Its her favorite pastime at the moment, along with drawing on her face with markers a close second.

Materials needed:

Lots of small bowls
Lots of small spoons

As many or as few as the following as you wish:
flour (wheat or white)
baking powder / soda
water, milk, juice, cold coffee or tea, vinegar (if you want froth try vinegar and baking soda)

Plus any other things you find in the back of your kitchen cupboards that you think would be fun to stir into a messy oooey gooey mixture!

To change the color try spices like paprika, or cumin. Throw in a few drops of food coloring or experiment with veggie juices like beet root.

We usually start with a small amount of water and I put a little of each ingredient in bowls as we go along. She scoops the various powders and liquids in to her mug or larger bowl and stirs with delight. I also try to remember to have her smell the various ingredients, but she normally does it before I even mention it now!

Please let me know what other ingredients you stumble upon that are a hit.


  1. ooo you are brave. this could get truly messy. great idea.. and i love your beautiful photos. B

  2. Thanks Lyssa! I look forward to checking out your blogs.


  3. Loving your blog Jo. Your photos are beautiful and so are your ideas!

  4. This is fabulous. I think we must share part of a brain :) My kids also love coffee grounds, cereal, dry rice, and anything from our pantry that I'll hand over to their experiments. I'm so glad to know about you and your blog!