I remember when this little boy wouldn't get his hands dirty for anything! He HATED being messy. Today we were working on salt dough maps and I gave him a bowl full of dough ingredients and asked him to mix it up. He looked at me and said somewhat incredulously, "with my hands?" I said, "Of course with your hands. Getting messy is half the fun, right?" He politely disagreed and asked for a mixing spoon. But the next thing I knew he was laughing and squishing the flour, water, and salt between his little fingers. I'm glad he decided to get a little messy. Sometimes messy is good.