I came across this idea on a blog for making “clean mush,” and thought that B man and I could give it a try. What a fun activity! If any of you have toddlers, and you have some time and space to get messy, I would recommend this. B man loved it, and I will say that I had a pretty fun time too. Here’s what you need:
1 large bowl or container
2-3 rolls toilet paper
1/3 cup Borax
1 bar soap
First, let your child unroll the toilet paper (this was a dream come true for Bradford, who has tried to do this so many times,) then grate the soap with a cheese grater, and mix in the Borax. Add enough warm water to saturate the mixture, and then mix together with your hands…and there you’ve got it, Clean mush:
Once it’s all mixed together and you work on saturating all of the paper, it turns into a play-dough like substance that you can use to make shapes, balls, or just mush together. B man loved to make big balls of it and throw them into the air to watch them crash. It was a blast and entertained us both for quite a while.