Product Review: Play-Doh
Posted March 25, 2014on:
M has been obsessed with Play Doh for awhile. Why haven’t I posted a product review yet? In any case, here we go!
I bought M this basic set to get her started. It came with one can of Play Doh Plus and two cans of regular Play Doh. The accessories are two small ice cream cones, a spoon and an ice cream scoop, and an extruder that looks like a syringe. The base of the main container contains a lot of different molds that look like ice cream toppings and candies.
From the start, M loved it. She loved to put Play Doh through the extruder and make “noodles.” She loved to fill in the ice cream cones.
From a mommy’s perspective, it’s great. It’s a great way to keep M busy for an hour, sometimes longer! It’s much better than having her time occupied with WATCHING Play Doh videos on Youtube. I’d rather that she actually PLAY with the Play Doh.
I do have a few issues with Play Doh.
– It smells. Play Doh has a distinct smell that isn’t super pleasant. I did play with Play Doh in the past, so opening a fresh can of it does smell like my childhood, but it still stinks. The smell doesn’t linger, nor does it fill up the whole room. It just smells.
– It sticks. We have carpet in our apartment. We have to layout a plastic trash bag underneath her play table. If the Play Doh gets on the carpet, and someone steps on it, then it’s stuck. It’s pretty much the same affect when Play Doh gets on clothes and gets pressed into it. I’m sure there are methods of removing playdoh, I’ll have to do my research.
– It sticks on hands. I’ve noticed that the Play Doh sticks onto M’s hands. By the time she’s done playing with it, she’s got a thin layer of stuck Play Doh residue on her fingers. This isn’t the greatest since M is still a thumb sucker. I have to make sure that there is no Play Doh residue on her thumb when she’s done. If I don’t, she’ll be ingesting it due to her thumb sucking. I know Play Doh is non-toxic, but the idea of her ingesting it is disturbing.
Overall, I love PlayDoh. I’ve always loved it as a kid, and I’m so happy that M loves it as much as I did.
Before I purchased the actual Play Doh, I researched some homemade versions and made them. I wanted to test out the interest factor without spending the money. I also wanted to see if she was ready to play with it without putting it in her mouth. There are tons of homemade play doh recipes on line. All you have to do is pick one to try it out!
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