Product Type: Play Doh Art / Craft
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Member Name: Ninski1
Advantages: Easy to use, promotes creativity
Disadvantages: Can be messy
My son was given the Play- Doh barrel for Christmas and he has loved playing with it.
It currently retails on Amazon for £26.99, though I am sure you could find it cheaper elsewhere. It is aims ed at ages 3 years and upwards, though my 2 year old plays with under supervision.
The toy comes in a large clear plastic barrel with a twist off lid and it contains a number of bits and bobs to play with:
* Plastic Scissors
* Rolling Pin
* Small plastic knife
* Cookie moulds including a heart, star, square and circle
* A Plastic machine with tools that make long play doh shapes such as snakes, or spaghetti, we call it the sausage machine.
* 6 tubs of Play Doh, we got, white, purple, blue, yellow, pink and green
* Moulds including a turtle
Play-Doh is a non-toxic pliable doh that's comes in a range of colours and is great fun to play with. However, those allergic to wheat gluten or specific food dyes may have an allergic reaction to this product.
To play with the Play-Doh barrel all you have to do is open the tubs of Play-Doh, which are all yellow and then have coloured lids depending on the colour inside and get squishing. The rolling pin is good in that it is smooth and small enough for little hands to use, the cookie moulds are good as they are not sharp and help children to identify shapes, such as a star or a circle. The sausage machine is a little difficult to use for small children. You have to load some Play-Doh into the back of the machine, place a shape cutter at the front of the machine and then push down a big lever, then out comes the Play-Doh is a variety of shapes, my son always needs help with this, though he is only 2 years old.
The Play-Doh barrel aims to encourage model building, which I can see that it does, it allows your child to be creative, learn colours and shapes, improve dexterity and generally have good fun playing.
There are two downsides to Play-Doh in my opinion, the first is that when you first get it the colours are all vibrant and bright, this does not last long, as sausages get made, and models are constructed the Play-Doh all gets mixed together and forms a giant ball of grey/green Play-Doh which is not attractive, this does not however, impair play, in terms of modelling, but does not help teach colours anymore.
Secondly, its can be quite messy, little bits get dropped on the floor, stood on and trampled into grooves of shoes, however, it is easily picked off and will eventually dry hard, so you can sweep it up.
Overall I would recommend the Play-Doh Barrel to others, as my son loves playing with and it's also fun for all the family. There are also a number of other accessories you can get and lots of different colours, so you can build up the eventual grey/green monster that is Play-Doh.
Summary: Great fun for all ages
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