By the way, I can't seem to say "mud" without taking on a southern drawl. It's that Matthew McConaughey. The way he speaks in the movie Mud just gets right into your veins. But I digress.
The idea is to try to collect as many different types of "mud" (said like Matthew McConaughey) as you can. Soil consistency varies so much, you can get lighter, more chalky tones, redder ones because of iron content, and then of course just plain old dark brown mud. Yes, I know, that one looks a bit turdy but boy does it paint well.
To wilderfy - shall we see if that one can make it into the Oxford Dictionary? - our experience even more, we hunted for bushy twigs to use as paint brushes. Why stop at poop paint when you can add plant brushes?
What you need:
- A spoon or shovel
- A couple of receptacles
- Some evergreen twigs
Top tip: You might need to mix some water in with your mud to make it less goopy.
Top quote: "Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young." Richard Louv, author of The Last Child in the Woods