Yes, kids love messy things.
If things are not messy, they love to mess around and make things messy. And, I love offering messy activities in an organised way for play.
OK. Enough of the mess, let's clean up!
This activity can be done with old newspapers, magazines etc.
Ask the child to just keep tearing papers. Enjoy her expressions as she enjoys doing this.
Next, ask her to take heap of crumbled papers in palm and hold tight and then release.
Next, ask her to collect all the tiny bits of paper and make a lump.
(I could not take pictures at all times, but, I hope the sense of play is understood well)