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This Play-doh set i bought for my daughter as a christmas stocking filler. It was advertised during one of the million Peppa Pig breaks and brought to my attention by the often heard plea of "Daddy I want one!" Sharply followed by "You will have to be good and see what santa brings." My daughter was behaved in her own way and low an behold Santa came up with the goods, along with at least another five childrens worth of presents.
The setting up of the ice cream shop is relatively easy, luckily. However the plastic parts that clip in allow for no errors and could easily be chipped. The instructions are straight forward and are sufficent.
The Play-Doh supplied is more than enough for the shop and the accessories provided such as the ice cream cones are efficient to make a few ice creams and allow for the dreaded mixed tubs of Play-Dog once finished. The set is fun and does offer a good value for fun created.
The downside to the Play-Doh set is the ice cream hand pump, which is fitted upon set up. The idea of the hand pump is:
Plastic ice cream cone placed at the bottom of the hand pump
Hand pump is raised revealing an hole
Play-Doh is pushed into this hole
*Hand pump depressed*
Play-Doh pushed through the pump
Giving the end effect of a nicely swirled ice cream, dropping into the plastic cone
Simple, i think not. Now depressing the hand pump takes about 13 stone of controlled aggression. My daughter could not and still can't do thid element of the shop.
First attempt i flipped the whole ice cream shop off the table, much to my daughters amusement.
Second attempt i held one hand on the base of the shop then depressed, an ice cream was made.
In summary, it is fun and my daughter does love it, but cant really use all the ice cream shop unsupervised. The unpractical element to the set is an annoyance and could be a factor for not buying. I would still buy it again even knowing what i do, because fun can still be had.
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