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Creepy Crawly Café

Mud Kitchens & Creepy Crawly Cafes - just one imaginative scenario for exploring mud - here are some resources to help.

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Free printable sheets for children to make up their own creepy crawly recipes.

Creepy crawly cards

pdf, 2.82 MB


Free printable PDF menu templates for mud kitchen role play.

Mud kitchen cards

pdf, 2.22 MB

Mud kitchen ingredients

Spruce up your mud kitchen with our 'shopping list' of ingredients and activity ideas.

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Smelly cocktails!

We love this idea for aromatic, sensory mud kitchen cocktails made using homegrown herbs.

We spotted these photos on Twitter - thanks to Flynn In The Forest for permission to use their pics. They in turn give credit to @EarthLearning as the idea came from their fantastic newsletter!

(click on the photos to see them full size)

Mud Kitchen kits & resources in the Muddy Faces shop


Mud Kits

Add these kits to your messy play areas and encourage children to use their imagination to make perfume, create potions, make desserts and much more!

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Mud Kitchens & Role Play

This section features our larger mud kitchen and role play products.

For mud play accessories and additional resources please look in our Mud Kitchen category.

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Mud Kitchens

This selection of mud kitchens are ideal for primary aged and early years children, they are open-ended resources ideal for role play in outdoor settings.

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Modular Mud Kitchens

Our unique modular mud kitchens are designed to allow children and adults to change and redesign their mud kitchens!

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A collection of muddy ideas & activities; perfect for early years and all ages! Enhance your mud play and enjoy!

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A-Z of Mud Play

Muddy play ideas & inspiration developed as part of our campaign encouraging mud & natural materials play in the every day lives of children.

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Mud gallery

An amazing collection of photographs demonstrating the joy, fun, learning and creativity that mud play can bring to every setting!

Real photos of mud play & learning from the UK & around the world.

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Mud play tips

These tips are from the experts - Forest School practitioners, outdoor leaders, teachers, families - people who love mud play and it’s benefits so much that they have generously shared their skills, knowledge and experience with us.

We thank them all - and welcome any new mud play tips you have - send them to

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Campfire perfume alchemy

A campfire craft activity - taking perfume & potion-making a step further by adding heat - a Muddy Faces story.

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Rose petal perfume

Create fragrant concoctions from natural ingredients - a simple but ever-engaging activity for adults as well as children.

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FREE Mud Kitchen book

Making a Mud Kitchen has everything you need to know about mud kitchens – all the whats, whys, wheres and hows - and is available to download for free.

Making a Mud Kitchen has been translated into TWELVE different languages and counting! Download your free pdf in:

• English • Croatian • French • German • Greek • Hungarian • Icelandic • Italian • Portuguese • Spanish • Swedish • Turkish or Welsh below.

A printed version of Making a Mud Kitchen is available to purchase in the Muddy Faces shop.

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