Play -Doh Fun Factory

TC is the proud owner of the Play-Doh Fun Factory - the stamp on it saying 50 years 1960-2010, very apt I thought as TC is a 2010 baby.  Some toys have been around so long which is a testament to their longevity and how some of the simpler pastimes are sometimes the best.  No digital displays, no complicated instructions, just good clean fun! 


The kit came with a couple of tubs of Play-doh but I am also going to (attempt) make some from scratch.  I have every food grade colour under the sun from my baking stash and the ingredients are pretty standard from the baking cupboard.  There are a few recipes on the internet, all very easy to put together, here is one from the lovely Zena-Marie at The Fabulous Moms Guide that we will be giving a go.  We'll be breaking out the cookie cutter shapes for a bit of freestyling but I'm not introducing glitter for now as I know she will find it irresistible and although I welcome more fun looking glittery poos, I can wait a while longer for this particular phenomenon!

The Fun Factory consists of a nifty little machine with a lever that presses out the Play-doh into 8 interesting shapes and comes with a plastic knife to trim off the resulting squiggles and shapes.  It's a great cause and effect, creative tool.  The box says 3+ years but TC is more than ready for the Play-Doh experience and mummy wants to play too!


TC and I will be baking together at some point but I thought using Play-doh would be a good prelude, lots of squishing and kneading and squirting out shapes, she was enthralled and it held her attention for longer than most things she has played with, so big tick!

Update:  We made the play-doh, see red & purple blobs above and what a success, so easy, very pliable as long as you keep it in a plastic bag when not in use, not sticky and easy to roll out to cut out shapes.  You need a lot of colouring to achieve a deep colour but definitely will be making our own again. 


wine & shoes for mummy!


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6 comments:

  1. Pip got the playdoh fun factory for Xmas last year and it's been a real hit. Have to confess I do inwardly groan though when he requests to get it out!

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    1. ok, don't tell anyone, but when I tidied up the playroom the other day I couldn't resist having a play myself & was there about half an hour!

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  2. That looks like a lot of fun! Little A loves play doh - this could make a good xmas present - Little A is already playing with a lot of 3+ toys. Good review, and loving your creations!

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    1. she loves it OM, Little A & TC sound a lot alike x

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  3. I had this when I was a small child and Grace had it a couple of years ago. Old ones really are the best :) (although I know what Mummy Plum means - especially when it gets trodden into the carpet!)x

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    1. no carpet in the playroom :)) I'm kind of resigned to the mess (again!) x

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