Create Your Own Fake Sick/Poo!

If you’re still reading this then you’ve not been offended by the horrendous splurge of controversial (but brilliant!) mess that sits above this post – phew! For those offended and still reading, I sincerely apologise. Toilet humour’s always been something either celebrated or banned within the various year groups in which I’ve taught – it really does split opinion. I’m a massive fan and so imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a Y4 Great Plague display that was about to get covered in poo and sick.

These particular creations are the work of teaching assistant, Tina Jemmet, who is an active contributor to the Facebook group, ‘Teaching Assistant Displays’. As the images rolled down my screen, it was pretty much love at first sight. I had to discover her secret. After getting in touch with her, she kindly provided the following information:

You Will Need:

  • Frozen Mixed Chopped Veg
  • Oats
  • Chocolate Powder
  • Dark Brown Paint (few squirts!)
  • PVA Glue (neat)
  • Cling Film

Using separate bowls, mix the veg, and the oats, chocolate powder and paint with PVA. Lay a couple of layers of cling film onto some thick card or plastic and pour the mixtures directly onto them, making sure you create a thick layer. Don’t prod or smooth the mixtures – let them do their own thing (the more lumpy, the better!). Allow to dry for anything up to a full week until you can easily peel them away from their backing.

Take a bow, Tina – thank you! I’m tempted to re-jig my Summer/Autumn themes to try to find even a tenuous link to add one of these to a display. In the meantime, I’ll have to have a go with my little boy. The ‘resources’ have a genuine ‘Horrible Histories’ feel to them and – I’m sure – would fit with a range of themes. Please don’t hold this post against me – I’m sure your pupils will love them.