My son is nine years old, and his sister is nearly eleven.
This does NOT stop them from really rather enjoying a bit of Play Doh every now and then.
In fact, they both seem to like getting their hands messy still, even as they get older. I think the creative side of our kids is so important to encourage as much as possible, and however that is achieved works for me.
What is the Play Doh Town Ice Cream Truck?
Play Doh is, as we all know, a moulding toy for kids. They can make pretty much anything with it if they set their mind to it. Play Doh Town is a series of toys that spark their imagination, by offering specific sets that are associated with life in town, getting them to “make” some of the items that you might come across in your every day travels. The Ice Cream Truck allows them to make their own ice creams, and ice lollies, and hand them out from their own little ice cream van. It even comes with cones, ice cream moulds, and a driver. There are, of course, also three pots of Play Doh to use with the toy as well.
Otherwise, how would we all make our colouring swirly ice creams?
What do we think of it?
Both of the children really loved getting stuck into this toy. There are a few different tools that it comes with; for creating the ice cream swirl, making your ice lollies, and for adding sprinkles. There is even a “chef” to help create a little fantasy play with the Play Doh too.
It is wise to take a step back with the play for this toy, don’t get too obsessed with keeping the Play Doh colours separate people… *you are not in control – this little guy is* ;-)
Because this is really all about making colourful creations with the doh, it is really important to let them do what they want to. You can’t dictate what they make, and in fact, if you do, you might make it an awful lot less fun. So clear a space, take a step back, and let them go.
You never know, you might even be able to sneak in enough time for a coffee.
My kids loved this. If it was up to them, it’d get a ten. It is a perfect toy for keeping them, and their friends entertained. For older kids, you can let them go, and you’ll be getting lovely stawberry ice cream with sprinkles in no time. For younger children, as is typical with Play Doh, you will need to supervise as otherwise you will be picking it out of the carpet for months afterwards…. ;_)
With all Play Doh items, I can’t help but feel that it is a little bit expensive (£14.99), give that the plastic it is made from isn’t the best quality, and sometimes the swirler, if that is what you call it, doesn’t quite work as you expect it to.
However, I would buy this as a gift for the kids, particularly if they were a little younger, as you just can’t beat setting their little minds off on a creative spin. It’s brilliant for them, and for you to join in too.
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