Watch the hour long evolution of Mila’s mud sensory bin play condensed to 2 minutes!

Taste safe “mud”:

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • Water (3/4c)

Stir corn starch and cocoa powder together, slowly adding water until desired consistency!


We used various spray bottles, tongs, and animals for transferring.

You can also use: cups, spoons, ladles, trucks/tractors, and brushes for cleaning!

To keep the bin exciting and interesting, I like to switch out what bin fillers I’m using. In this video, I started with just the mud mixture, then added soapy water to one bin so Mila could “wash” the animals. Then I finished with replacing the mud bin with plain warm water for her to rinse the animals (or just stick her feet in). Using a variety of fillers increased the longevity of the activity, keeping my 2 year old interested for a full hour!

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Hannah is a Certified Lactation Counselor located in Lancaster, PA, and a spouse and parent to two lovely daughters. Her passion lies in aiding women in achieving success on their breastfeeding journeys and raising awareness regarding the numerous benefits of breastfeeding. She knows firsthand the struggles of breastfeeding as a mother, which has fueled their desire to help others. Hannah provides personalized and compassionate care to families, whether they are expecting, new parents, or preparing to return to work.

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