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Mud Cupcakes: A Summer Activity for Kids

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Selah LOVES mud.  She is a girly girl on most other accounts (well, with the exception of another love of worms and bugs), but I think mud stands alone as her favorite. 

That’s why mud cupcakes were her the perfect summer afternoon treat for her.  At the beginning, she was prim and proper with a smock for an apron. By the end, it was a pure mud bath. 

Even her “I don’t like dirt on me” brother, initially turning his nose up at the idea, decided that these were the most awesome cupcakes ever, even if you couldn’t eat them. 

If you’re looking for an easy and fanciful idea for kids this summer, this just might be the activity you are looking for.  Enjoy!

Mud Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients:  dirt, water, a giant bowl, a mixing spoon, cupcake/muffin liners, a muffin tray, and “toppings”  (leaves, berries, flowers, rocks, etc.)


1.  Go on a treasure hunt for toppings.
2.  Fill the muffin tray with liners.
3.  Dig for dirt.
4.  Add water.
5.  Mix.
6.  Pour into muffin cups.
7.  Decorate with toppings.
8.  Get covered head to toe with mud.

P.S.  As I was cleaning up, I heard giggling upstairs.  I went up to find both kids, in the shower, laughing hysterically without a stitch on and jumping up and down.  I don’t think they have ever volunteered quite so readily for a shower.  One of my favorite moments:)

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