“ Brand: Playdoh / Type: Childs Play „
I was quite good in the January sales last year, I bought quite a few presents for birthdays during the sales, one being this Play-Doh Fun Factory for my godson. His birthday wasn't until last week, it got to about July and I just couldn't resist opening it and giving it to my daughter instead as she was enjoying playing with play-doh.
~* What is it? *~
Play-Doh's fun factory is a small contraption that allows little worms of different shapes to be made by pushing down the handle. The main piece of this object is around 15cm long and 8cm high. It's brightly coloured in blue with a purple handle and an orange spinning wheel on the front. This wheel has 8 different patterns on it including a cross, flower shape and star shape. Opening the wheel reveals a secret door where 2 pots of play-doh can be stored out of the way. This fun factory comes with 2 pots of play-doh (blue and orange) and a spatula.
The fun factory is widely available from places like Amazon and Tesco Direct, it costs anywhere in the region of £6-£10.
~* Play time *~
As I said, I couldn't keep this fun factory in my wardrobe for much longer, me and Kacie have loved playing with play-doh and I wanted to play with this to make some fun shapes with Kacie too.
The fun factory is easy for us to operate, when we want to make some fun shaped worms I put some play-doh into the hole under the handle, adjust the wheel by turning it to the shape we want to make and Kacie pushes down on the handle creating a lovely bright worm! The spatula can then be used to cut the worm off nice and neatly. The spatula is quite thin, meaning if it is used with a lot of force it could quite easily be snapped.
Kacie was around 20 months old when we first started playing with this and she couldn't grasp how to put the play-doh into the hole,. Now at 2 years old she can get some play-doh into the hole, but as the hole is quite small she can't quite work out how to get a big chunk of play-doh into the small space and it does frustrate her if she is playing with this on her own. Once the play-doh is in place she loves pushing the handle down slowly and watching it come through the other side in a different shape, she thinks its hilarious.
~* Overall *~
The storage space in the fun factory is a fantastic idea, it can be opened by twisting the spinning wheel until it unlatches. There is room for 2 play-doh pots lying down and the spatula. Without this space I think we would have lost the spatula a long time ago, it makes great use of the body of the fun factory.
I think I paid around £2.50 for this fun factory in the January sales and I can honestly say I would have paid full price now we have been playing with it. Kacie always asks if we can play with this and it is a much loved play-doh tool in our house. Being 23, I have just as much fun with this as Kacie who is 2!
The Playdoh Fun Factory Spin Store will keep your little ones amused for hours on end as they load the Playdoh into the machine to mold it into 8 fun shapes. Simply load up the press, select a shape and use the presser handle to extrude your mould. Features - Suitable from 3 years+ - Includes 2 cans of Playdoh