Make Pretend Play "Dirt"
The coolest thing about this recipe is that you only need three common household ingredients to make play "dirt." (It was inspired by MollyMoo's Leprechaun slime recipe.) So keep reading to see how you can whip up some play dirt at home too
Making Homemade "Dirt"
- Mixing bowl
- Big bin or tray (It should have high sides so the dirt doesn't easily fall out)
- Corn starch
- Shaving Cream (I used Barbasol)
- Food Coloring
Steps to Make Play "Dirt"Combine handfuls of corn starch, shaving cream, and food coloring in a bowl until you make brown play "dirt." (Follow the directions on the food coloring box to make the color brown.) Your homemade "dirt" will feel squishy and goopy at first, but then it will dry up and become more crumbly as you work with it. Keep adding shaving cream to make it more goopy.
Playing with Pretend "Dirt"
Chuck had a blast driving his cars and trucks through the "dirt."
It was neat to see him engaged in imaginative play.
The play "dirt" also reminded me of sand, so we brought out our desert toys.
It also had such a neat texture.
It's crumbly and soft. But, we could easily compact it to create dirt balls or a firmer surface.
Have fun getting dirty!