Ghost Mud Play Recipe

This next play recipe is SO FUN it really is a must try play time for kids.  We have made ghost mud a few times before, and each time it keeps Rosie and Jewel happily engaged for a long time.

How to make GHOST MUD - a must try activity for kids!
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I am not sure who first came up with this fun concoction of ingredients, but WOW is this a good time!  Kids get to tear up toilet paper, which they love to do for some reason.  They get to grate soap, add water, and create their very own amazing mud that will leave them smelling fresh and clean.  What's not to love, right?

Ghost Mud Play Recipe  
Optional- black craft foam circles so that kids can make ghosts in their ghost mud


GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Start by having kids grate up the bars of soap

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

You could also grate the soap while they rip the paper if you are concerned about your little ones using the grater.  My girls are familiar with safe use, and we still always have a quick talk about safety before play. 


We used a grater with four sides so that all of us could grate at the same time.  I also had a hand held grater available.  Each side had a different size grate, giving us a neat mixture of soap shavings

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Playing in these by themselves was FUN!

Then it was time to rip and tear the roll of toilet paper

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose


My girls had a blast with this part.  We ripped up most of the roll but not all of it.  Every roll is a different size, and ours was a big roll.



Next you want to slowly add water and mix

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Add a bit more and mix a little more.  Keep adding water until you have a gloriously soapy mash potato-type consistency also known as GHOST MUD

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose


The texture of this stuff is seriously so FUN!  All three of us had a blast mucking around

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose


Rosie loved making ghosts

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

We played and played and played.  Then, Rosie asked if we could add more water.  Sure, why not?

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

A ghostly muck- so FUN!

GHOST MUD - a must try play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

We share a lot of play recipes, and I know I often say you should try them, but this one you really must try!  It is one of our favorites for sure!
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Other Activities for Kids

Homemade Magnetic Slime- TOO COOL! This stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids!

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WONDER DOUGH:  an amazing moldable dough that transforms in magical ways as kids play! Only two common household ingredients and NO COOKING
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