The clean mud looked great fun but I knew that it would be bad news to expose my child, with eczema, to vast quantities of soap but he would love anything resembling mud. So, we made an eczema friendly version.
First, the emollient was poured out into a tray with some torn up kitchen roll. It didn't come out of the pot very well.
Some red food colouring was added and mixed.
We mixed the two together and Miss Belle decided that she didn't like the paper.
Then back to the real mud.
Warning: emollient may make the children prone to slipping. We didn't have any problems with this but were working outside and most of the running was done on grass.
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