10. Make mud balls
Make mud balls: soothe your senses by exploring the art of dorodango (mud balls).
Gritty, cold, wet, sloppy, icky, sticky, joyous mud – the secret weapon in your sensory-rich outdoor toolkit. It may be messy, it may even be inconvenient, but it brings with it the makings of pure happiness for people of all ages. Dorodango is a form of mud art that originated from Japan. Follow these simple steps:
- Using dirt and water form a big mud ball
- Cover your mud ball in dry sand and let it dry really well (a day or so)
- Once dry, rub some dry dirt on it
- Begin to polish it with a cloth and you will have your shiny new creation
Keep experimenting until you get the perfect mud ball!