Play Doh is a great toy for kids with a bit of artistic talent, and has been a favorite to play with for years and years. Not content with rolling the dough out any more, and cutting out figures etc.? The Play Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shop could be the solution you have been looking for.
The set is not new out – but has been marketed heavily in the run up to Christmas 2012 – so let us take a look at what it has to offer.
Aside from 4 tubs of the play doh modelling compound, 2 of which are colours unique to the set, you’ll find a base onto which you can fit an Ice cream presser, toppings presser and a sprinkle maker, so your child can make pretend ice cream to their hearts content, without you needing to worry about the mess an ice cream would normally make. The ice cream can be put in the two ice cream dishes or ice cream cones, which is also supplied with the set.
This is not by any means a suggestion that there will no cleaning up to do after play with this set – that would be a false promise to make. The set does however offer an entirely new dimension to playing with play doh, so where the fun of playing may wear off quite quickly with standard tubs of play doh, the Ice Cream Factory offers hours of play, and will still be taken out after months of use.
The Ice Cream Shop is suitable for kids 3 years of age and up – but younger children will need adult help to get much out of the set – as the ice cream presser does require the strength of an adult or older sibling to work. This is one of the few complaints people are raising about this set – the other one being that the ice cream making tools does require cleaning after play, as the modelling compound will otherwise dry out inside, and render the set useless eventually.
All in all the Play Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shop is a great new way to play with Play Doh, and it does offer hours of creative/imaginative play for kids who loves playing with it.