Product Type: Hasbro Art / Craft
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What Will You Make Today
Member Name: rufusdog
Advantages: Use it over and over again, cheap to buy, pots to store it in
Disadvantages: Makes a mess if you don't watch them with it
With the weather being so bad lately it has been important for me to make sure I have plenty in the cupboard of things to do in case the grandchildren come round. We would usually find somewhere to go or let them play out in the garden but with the weather being wet nearly everyday I have had to look round for other things to keep them amused.
One of the favourite items I remember my daughter having is Playdoh so guessed this would be a favourite with the grandchildren too. I was ordering some other bits from Woolworth and they had this pack on there for £3 so decided to add a couple of them to my order.
The package comes with four separate plastic pots which have lids on them in the colours of the playdoh. In the packs I got one had yellow, white, red and blue in it and the other pack had a pale orange, lemon, pale blue and lilac. This gave us a nice variety of colours for them to use.
When they came round I took my normal table cloth on and covered the table with a left over plastic cloth that we had at Christmas. I thought this would be better than getting playdoh stuck all over the table. I didn't have any tools or cutters that are proper playdoh ones at the time so we had to hunt around the house for things they could use. I had some biscuit cutters that I don't really use so they had these and then we found some buttons and things they could press into it to make patterns. I had to keep an eye that nothing dropped on the floor as it can be a pain trying to get it out of the carpet if its trodden in and next time they came round I put another table cloth over the carpet under their seats to make sure nothing did go on it.
The doh is very good for all kinds of making, it rolls out well and is soft enough for them to be able to flatten it with their hands. it doesn't need lots of kneading and stretching to get it supple like with plasticine, this doh is ready to use straight from the pot and easy for little fingers to use as well as the older ones although they should be over three and you still need to watch they don't put it in their mouths.
The pots are great for putting the playdoh back in when you have finished playing with it. If they have mixed up the colours then it is hard to sort them out, you can break off bits that haven't been too badly rolled together but once they are mixed in properly you can't unmix them so you always end up with some of it going into a new colour but if you put the bits in separately in the pots you find when you tip them out again they are still ok to use. You have to make sure the lids are on properly though or the playdoh will dry out and then it won't be any good.
I am very pleased with the packs of Playdoh, for £6 they have had a lot of play out of it and it is a strong favourite for them to ask for when they come round.
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