“ Spin Master / Moon Dough doesn't dry out, mould and shape animals. „
My Daughter recieved this for her Birthday and I have to confess I did not greet it with great excitement and promtly hid it away! However with the Snow I had one four year old who needed entertaining and decieded that this would be a nice way to occoupy her whilst I cracked on with the chores!
What is it?
Moon dough is the light dough that never dries out it feels a little like playdough crossed with polyestryne very odd stuff.
This particular Big Barnb set comes with three differant coloured bags of dough a play mat and barn.
Most toys that require some setting up fill me with dread, this was very easy and took about five minutes to set up even with the help of my daughter! Simply the set contains a barn playmat, a handle and two other bits that creat a stable.
Cost and Stockist
Moon Dough is widely available from a variety of stockists including Sainsburys, Argos, Tesco Amazon and most independant Toy Shops it costs approx £20.00
I am not a fan of playdoh and I am afraid Moondough is being added to the list although unlike playdoh is is easy to get up off the floor for the cost I do not think that this set offers good value for money or indeed good play value my daughter played for about 10 minutes and was bored whether if she was playing with someone else it would have lasted longer I am not sure but I will not be rushing to buy any more moon dough.
This is another gift my son received for his birthday. It's usual price is £19.99 but it is currently on offer in Argos for £16.99.
It comes in a cardboard box of a fair size, it's not as small as the paperoni box anyway!! The box is slightly curved with a picture of the barn and the moon dough animals.
It's a nice toy and unlike usual play dough, Moon dough doesn't dry out!
The barn has to put together, just a few bit's to connect to each other but I can't really comment on what exactly they are as my 9 year old son put it together in about 2 minutes! I'm guessing the actual barn clips onto the green grass base and there's a little 'wooden' effect piece that also needed to be attatched.
Included in the box was 3 packets of Moon Dough, one in blue, one yellow and the other white.
It's nice and simple to use, the dough simply gets pushed into a slot in the top and by using the handle on the back of the barn, you turn it and the dough magically reappears as either a chicken, a cow, or a sheep.
You can also make little bales of hay!
When put together it is a nice compact size and it easily goes back in the box at tidy up time!
The moon dough has a strange spongy consistancy and is really light and fluffy. Unlike other doughs this stuff doesn't all mush together into a brown sludge colour, it can be separated back into it's own colours. With it light consistancy I didn't expect it to actually stick together but I was quite surprised to see that it does! The little animal shapes come out really well.
After turning the handle they simply drop out onto the ramp.
It's a fun toy that my son loved playing with.
There was instruction leaflets included but they seem to have disappeared!
I also liked that the dough didn't mash into the floor and was really easy to clean up. I haven't got carpets but do have a big rug and didn't notice any stuck to it.
Moon Dough doesn't dry out and doesn't require the need of an air tight container, a simple resealable bag, like a sandwich bag is ideal.
It's hypo-allergenic and also wheat free.
It is available in a few other designs not just the Big Barn. You can also pick up tubs of just the Moon Dough.