I will be totally honest. If you want your child to stay clean, then my setting is not for you! From the moment a child is mobile I encourage them to get stuck in to every experience they can. Many of these involve nature and mess!
We made charcoal paint today and little “B” was her adventurous self. She spent time playing with the pestle and mortar and getting a good close up look at the black mess!
As long as the mess she is playing with is not toxic or unsafe then I let her enjoy every part of it!
Children come washable and a bucket of water fixes most messes! She cleans up pretty quick and loves the water play as much as the messy stuff!
All clean….. and ready to find a new mess to get caught up in!!