Edible dirt!

Edible messy play! My 18mo still likes to put everything in his mouth and I’m constantly wiping (non-toxic!) paint out of his mouth when we do painting. So I thought I’d create a messy play that he could eat if he wanted to.

This ‘edible dirt’ is simply flour, cocoa and cornflakes (the cornflakes both for texture and because we had some that needed using!) and some water to make it clump together like soil. This gave the boys their very own dirt pit to play in. They both loved it and dug around for ages!

We love our ‘really useful box’ – here is a link to it. Please note that this is an affiliate link, which means that if you purchase the box here I get a small commission at no cost to you.


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.