Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summer Fun with Play-Doh

Summer vacation is only  a few weeks away. I take my kids outside as much as possible, but there are bound to be some days where bad weather forces us indoors. To make sure my kids will stay entertained, I always make sure I have a few sets of Play-Doh around. Play-Doh is as much a staple of our summer time as water slides and sea shell huts, and this summer, there are some really fun new additions to the Play-Doh family.

With Avengers just coming out in theaters, the perfect Play-Doh set for little super-heroes is the PLAY-DOH SMASHDOWN HULK FEATURING MARVEL CAN-HEADS Assortment.  

My son had a ball with this set. It comes with three different cans of Play-Doh in green, orange ,and blue. Two of the cans are designed to look like the heads of the Avengers.  All along the Hulk's body, there are different molds. You can create bricks, airplanes, armor upgrades and more. There are also a few more stampers under Iron Man's feet.  You can create walls and traps that hulk can smash his way through. 

Hulk is awesome because when you press down his head, his hands actually crash down to "Hulk Smash" the Play-Doh. You can mash your Play-doh creations and make more over and over again. We had  tons of fun with the Can-heads, but I do wish that Hulk had a real head.  Then we could play with him even when we aren't using the Play-Doh, and we wouldn't have to worry about losing or breaking that particular can. Overall, though, this is still a great toy that fans of the Avengers are going to love.

For my daughter, we got to try out the PLAY-DOH MY LITTLE PONY RAINBOW DASH STYLE SALON Playset.  This set is lots of super-girly fun. It comes complete with six mini cans of Play-Doh, all in different colors.  There's also a set of play scissors (not sharp at all) so you can style your pony's hair.

There are lots of ways to play with this pony, and it kept my daughter entertained for hours. The most exciting part is the hair. There is a little lever on the top of the head that you can lift up and insert some Play-Doh. When you press it down, the Play-Doh comes out like hair. This works really well and never jams. We were able to get some really pretty rainbow hair going on. If it gets too long, you can use the scissors to give it a trim.

In addition to styling the pony's hair, you can also fill out all the different shapes on her body and her wings. It really looked pretty when we were done. The the best part is, you can do it over and over again. The dough did get a little mixed up, but that is easy enough to replace. The pony itself is well made, sturdy, and easy to clean.  My daughter enjoys playing with it even when she's not using the Play-Doh.  
 If these two sets aren't quite up your alley, or if you're little ones are still too young for Play-Doh, here are a few more fun ideas from Hasbro. 
 The space-saving STACK ‘N STOW cups make it easier to make play-time happen almost any time.

It’s time to hit the road! The two-in-one portable toy allows preschoolers to explore how gears work and cars move, making playtime fun for baby and easy for mom and dad.

 Kids can make their wackiest ice cream dreams a reality with crazy clown sundaes, bonkers banana splits, and any other cool creations they can imagine!

If you're looking for ways to spice up your summer, you can find any of these fun toys in retailers nationwide on HasbroToyShop.com and on Amazon.


Tamra Phelps said...

Oh, that Hulk would be a big hit with my youngest nephew! He loves Hulk!

polly said...

My grandsons would love the Hulk Play-Doh...they would get a lot of use from it. They love Play Doh!

slehan said...

My nephew loves the Hulk and would have a great time with that set.

slehan at juno dot com