Microorganism and Mud playdoh set

Microorganism and Mud playdoh set


1 pack of real mud playdoh, a set of 11 wooden stampers AND 2 free petri dishes.


This set of 11 wooden microorganism stampers includes several types of bacteria (cocci, bacillus (including e.coli) and spiralis ), several viruses, a nematode, fungi and a Protozoa (amoeba). A description of each and where you find them is included.


Healthy soil contains millions of living creatures called microbes. These microbes help to break down food scraps and other things in the dirt.

There are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of soil that there are people on Earth (lucky for us, the MakeMUD soil playdoh has actually been sterilised for our safety, but, if it wasn't, it would be teaming with life). Soil microbes include bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. There are also many insects and annelids (segmented creatures like worms) living in the soil as well.


Some microbes are dangerous, which is why it is very important to practice good hygine and wash your hands before you eat and after going to the bathroom. However, many more are actually very helpful. Billions of good microbes live on our skin and in our body and help us fight of bad microbes. We even use the good ones to make food like cheese, yoghurt and chocolate. Some microorganisms that live in the soil, help plants to take up food.


These stampers can be used with any doh, paint, or even clay. We highly recommend using them with MakeMUD “just add water” mud playdoh (one pack is included in this set but you may like to add additional packs - there is also a sand variety).


Get super creative and create your own pretend microbe culture - simply use any size lid to create a circlular indent to represent a Petrie dish or a magnifying glass. Then get stamping and let your mini microbes take over the doh. 


***please note: Hammer and rolling pin sold separately

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