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Published on 01.11.18 in Fire Focus

Dragon's Sneeze

A Dragon's Sneeze

It's two years since we created our Dragon's Sneeze fire lighter - named in a competition by several of our imaginative customers!

We've had such great feedback we wanted to share some with you.

Michael James, author of Forest School and Autism says

"I run Forest School sessions for adults with ASD & Learning Disabilities. Lighting fires is an activity which my learners find very rewarding but unfortunately some of the people who attend struggled to use fire steels.
Muddy Faces advised me to try their Dragon's Sneeze fire steels which are more suitable for people who find fine motor tasks difficult.
They're brilliant! Learners who previously couldn't light fires can now enjoy doing so. Muddy Faces practical advice and knowledge of how to make accommodations to ensure inclusive practice have definitely helped me to improve my sessions."

Dragon's sneeze in action

Stephen Simpson from Forest Schooling UK shared this wonderful video of a Dragon's Sneeze in action - we love Malek's reaction when he creates his first spark!


Our one-stop-shop has a diverse selection of practical, educational and inspiring products for all your forest school, outdoor play and learning requirements.

Dragons Sneeze

From: £17.59 exVAT

Both fire steel and striker have chunky ergonomic wooden handles, making them easier to use. They're attached by a brightly-coloured lanyard so they don't get lost in a natural setting.

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Palm Drills

From: £4.94 exVAT

A palm drill can be used one-handed. They are light and easy to carry around. The wooden handle is turned and manufactured in the UK.

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Outdoor Hub:

Our Outdoor Hub has a wealth of inspiring activities, events and information. Each section has been designed to encourage engagement in the outdoors, connection with nature and to help spark imaginative play and creativity.

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Drilling a pole

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New catalogue - sign up & go into our prize draw

Sign up to receive our free, brand new 2019 catalogue (sent to you in January) & you'll be entered into our Muddy Faces Festive Dozen prize draw!

The catalogue is full of innovative Forest School, outdoor play and learning products & interesting outdoor information. There'll be lots of new goodies you haven't seen before, as well as old favourites including our own UK-grown natural wood products, Forest School & den building kits, books and more.

* Due to the GDPR changes this year, even if you've received a catalogue before, you need to sign up anew this time

Muddy Faces Festive Dozen prize draw!

Twice a week, between now and Christmas, we'll add another prize to the pot - including our marvellous Dragon's Sneeze!

Follow us on social media to be the first to hear about the prizes - winners announced in January.

Sign up for a catalogue now and you will be automatically entered into the draw.

Grow on, film it!

Schools are invited to make a short film about food growing in their playground/open space, with a chance to win gardening vouchers. The Trees for Cities ‘Grow On, Film It’ competition is asking for imaginative, creative 3-minute films about your growing project, however large or small. Closing date 24 December. Find out more and submit your entry.


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