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Halloween Mud Kitchen

It's Halloween, and one of our favourite seasons here at TP Toys! Whilst the summer months may be behind us, there are still many reasons to get out and playing in the garden! 

We challenged Issy from MummyScrummie to create a spooky and ghoulish Halloween outdoor play station using her TP Toys Mud Kitchen and we think it's fair to say, she's done just that! Take a look at the video below on what she used and how happy her little ones are when it comes to playing with it! 

Take a look at the top tips and ingredients used below to create this exception Halloween-themed Mud Kitchen! 
Goblin Snot, Mermaid Tears & Blended Dragon Scales:
There are a couple of different ways you can create the spooky ingredients needed for a Halloween Mud Kitchen. The eco-friendly coloured Gelli and Slime used in the video are by Zimpli Kids, who make ready-to-mix play bases. Alternatively, you can create your own slime using this super simple recipe. 
  • 100ml PVA white glue (children’s craft glue or CE-marked glue)
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Gel food colouring
  • 1 tsp contact lens cleaning solution
  • Biodegradable Glitter (optional)

Pop the glue and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and mix well. Add a drop or two of your food colouring gel (and glitter if you're using it) and mix - the more you add, the brighter the colour! Mix in your contact solution - it will start to become stringy and then come clean away from the bowl. Knead for around 30 seconds until you have a smooth and pliable ball of slime!

Coloured dried foods

Using household dried foods like Pasta & Rice is another great ingredient for your Halloween Mud Kitchen. To make coloured Pasta & Rice, all you need is: 

  • 250g of Pasta or Rice 
  • 65g of Rubbing Alcohol 
  • Gel Food Colouring
  • Ziplock food bag 

Simply pop your Rubbing Alcohol and Food Colouring into the bag and mix well. Add your Pasta or Rice and shake until evenly coated. Let it sit until the pasta becomes the colour you desire. When done, drain the liquid from the bag and place Pasta/Rice onto some baking paper to dry out. 

Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble
It wouldn't be a witches' brew without some bubbles. The best way to achieve these? A small splash of washing-up liquid! It couldn't be easier. 
What will you make?
The possibilities for creating a spooky mud kitchen for your little ones is endless. There will be things in your cupboards and garden that will work perfectly - kinetic sand, pipe cleaners, dried flowers, lentils... anything you can get your hands on! 
If you're looking for the perfect Mud Kitchen for your children, you can shop our full range here!
Please note that the above recipes aren't suitable for mouthing babies, and should only be used by children who understand it's not a snack!
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