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:


  1. Using dirt and water form a big mud ball
  2. Cover your mud ball in dry sand and let it dry really well (a day or so)
  3. Once dry, rub some dry dirt on it
  4. Begin to polish it with a cloth and you will have your shiny new creation


Keep experimenting until you get the perfect mud ball!