Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Play-Doh Plus, the Softer, Fluffier Compound {Review & Giveaway}

Play-Doh logo
While I love seeing the new toys that debut on the market, I'm also a huge fan of seeing the classic, loved-for-years toys modernized and revived in the new millennium.

Add more actions, levels and commands to Bop It! and you've got Bop It! XT. Throw in an iPad, a fun-filled app, and all kinds of virtual choices and The Game of Life is transformed into The Game of Life zAPPed Edition.

One product that I was sure would never change, however, is Play-Doh. Is there a way to improve on the modeling compound that has proven to be a beloved toy for children all over the world since it was introduced in 1956?

There is now, with the creation of Play-Doh Plus.

Play-Doh Plus

Recently debuting a new soft, fluffier compound called Play-Doh Plus, Play-Doh has made it possible for little artists to mold with greater detail – cupcake frosting looks real and ice cream looks as though it might melt right in your hands.

Considering that my kids both love Play-Doh and love to pretend to cook, I knew that they would be excited about the possibility of testing out this fun way to creatively build and form with the new Sweet Shop Frosting Fun Bakery Playset and Variety 8-Pack of Play-Doh Plus.

New Play-Doh

Pulling the many parts of the Frosting Fun Bakery out of the box, I was immediately pleased to see that Play-Doh had included so many pieces to make this a completely playset.

From the mini containers of Play-Doh Plus to the extensive number of shape creators to the knife, fork and plate, this is definitely a bakery waiting to happen!

Play-Doh Bakery review

Using the clear and simple instructions, it was only a minute or two before I had all of the pieces snapped into place and we were ready to start baking.

Play-Doh Frosting Fun Bakery review

Just as Hasbro had claimed, we noticed a difference in the new Play-Doh Plus as soon as we opened the containers. This new compound is definitely softer and easier to mold, feeling almost like actual dough in our hands.

Little Sister B in particular couldn't wait to start turning all of the bright colors into a variety of different cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!

She got right to work stamping out different cake creations...

Play-Doh Frosting Fun Bakery

...and decorating them with different tips, designs, colors and more.

Play-Doh frosting

We got a kick out of the turntable, allowing us to turn our cake and decorate along the edges, while Little Sister B was extremely pleased with being able to display her creations on the cake stand covered with a clear dome just like in a real bakery.

Play-Doh cake

From the creating to the decorating to the individual little decorations that were added on top...

Play-Doh

...this playset and the Variety Pack of eight additional Play-Doh Plus colors has provided ongoing creativity, laughter and entertainment time and time again.

While the resulting mess of "crumbs" is the same as it has always been, I do think that Play-Doh Plus proved easier to use and manipulate for little hands. How can you not have fun when it's so easy to imagine, mold and form so many cheerful desserts over and over?

Play-Doh fun

Retailing for $14.99 for the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Frosting Fun Bakery Playset and $4.99 for the Play-Doh Plus 8-Pack, these new affordable additions to the Play-Doh family are sure to have kids eager to create their own details and realistic-looking results for years to come.

Be sure to head over to Hasbro's website to find out more about these and all of the new Play-Doh playsets that showcase the excitement of molding with Play-Doh Plus and keep these in mind for upcoming birthdays and gifting needs for ages 3+!

And, thanks to the generosity of Hasbro, one person will soon be able to turn their house into a soft, colorful bakery as well, because...

One lucky person will win a
Play-Doh Plus Sweet Shop Frosting Fun Bakery Playset!

Play-Doh Bakery


A big thank you to Hasbro for providing a Play-Doh Plus Frosting Fun Bakery and a Variety Pack for me to review as well as a Play-Doh Plus Frosting Fun Bakery for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

209 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 209   Newer›   Newest»
J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

My son loves play-doh because he can squish & mash it together. It's great for sensory play!

janetfaye said...

My grandson likes Play - Doh because he can create anything he wants.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Monica said...

My child loves creatign with playdoh

Thanks!

Madelyn Sue said...

My son loves to make Play-Doh into long skinny strands, and serve me "spaghetti".

April M said...

My kids love to mush together different colors making swirls and totally new colors.

Angie Church said...

love that they can use their imagination in real world perspective

Kaila said...

I love creating new things with it.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

My child hasn't played with it yet but I loved it as a kid and I'm sure he will too!
diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

wigget said...

he loves that it oozes out of the playsets

msilba said...

loves all the different colors, and rolling it into a ball, he's only 2:)

Christina Hayden said...

This mom loves play doh because it cleans up easy from the kitchen table :)

mummytotwoboys said...

My sons love Play Doh because they can manipulate it to create anything from their imaginations

(d schmidt in widget)

kelly thompson said...

they love the gooeyness of it all and the smell

ide2678 said...

My kids love to make pizza and cupcakes out of PlayDoh.

Brandy Castillo said...

Keeps the kiddos busy for hours ;)

Janet W. said...

My grandson loves that it's squishy and can be flattened!

Carrie Phelps said...

My grandchildren are very creative and love that they can create so many different things using Play-Doh. I've seen them make anything from food to people!

Mammamayor said...

My girls love it because they can make anything they want! Natalie natbelinsky@verizon.net

Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

What a fun assortment of classic fun! My daughter turns 4 soon and I think she'd love this a lot!

Terri Egelund said...

It's been around forever as it's lots of fun.

John-Paul Thomas said...

We all love the squishiness! Sometimes it's just nice to make a good, squishy mess! :}

Lisa Ehrman said...

The colors are great and it's a classic way to be creative

aparis said...

they love that they can make things out of the playdough

BrunoDogg2 said...

My kids love to use tools and cookie cutters on it!

Carmen Van Deursen said...

My son loves to squeeze it and loves to build tanks and soldiers, food and animals.

Debra said...

my grandson likes to build animals at least he says thats what they are..lol

Dave said...

My kids like to smush all the colors together :) I say they just like making messes

Shelly H. said...

We love it and make play food things out of the playdough when we play with her play kitchen

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like how many things you can do with it. When I was little, I had the dentist accessory set and loved it! My daughter likes it when we make things together. She likes making food for her pretend restaurant.

ann said...

My grandson and I like to make things with the Play-doh then smash them and make new stuff.

SueZH said...

I think she likee s being creative.

Darlene said...

I love the bright colors and the way it is so easy to handle.

shirley said...

We like that there is no limit to what we can make.

Christina said...

Our household loves that' it reusable.

Jet'set said...

We have vintage star wars play doh molds & my littlest guy loves to create guys and then smash em'!
inalak at msn dot com

Tamar said...

the smell of them :)

Nikki said...

My daughter loves to make shapes, 'like cookies!'

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

So easy to shape!
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Teresa said...

All the pretty colors.

s said...

rolling it out

Lloyd Family said...

i love that play-doh is an activity that all 3 of my boys love that allows them to be as creative as can be.

Julie Rupert said...

I love that it keeps my 5 yr old entertained for hours.

April said...

my son loves to make planets with the play dough

ssgsweeps @hotmail .com

Rochel S said...

My son loves making all sorts of creations!

Colleen M said...

Our little guy loves Play Doh because of the way it feels and he can form anything he wants with it.

lgm52 said...

She loves play "cooking"...cutting out food items and preparing them.

leanne_mac said...

I love that the kids can be creative with it

leannemacg at gmail.com

nickieisis3 said...

My sons love Play Doh and create

Sandra Davis said...

i like that kids can be so creative with it

Christina Carattini said...

My favorite thing about play doh is the smell(I'm nuts :))

Daraya Johnson said...

That there are so many colors to choose from!

Mijal Photography said...

My son loves mixing all the colors together and making snakes!

Wendy Rozema said...

the colors and all the shapes/things you can make with it!

Maria Iemma said...

My granddaughter has just found out about Play Doh and is fascinated by the colors and the different shapes she can make

Liz said...

My kids love to make animals & food products with play Doh.

Love3570@aol.com

gahome2mom said...

She loves creating new things from flowers to creatures. Thanks. gahome2mom/gmail/com

Dawn Monroe said...

I like play dough because the kids use there imagination and it keeps them easily entertained. I also love the smell...it brings back memories.

tylerkilledlove said...

I love it because it brings back childhood memories!

Amanda Gilds said...

The texture!

Ken Ohl said...

the feel of it and the smell. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Serenap95 said...

It can be used over and over again.

mogrill said...

She loves making Castles.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

LaurKnotter said...

We love to play with play doh! My boys love using their imagination and making different kinds of food to "eat."

Linda said...

He loves to make different animals with his play-doh.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

Patty Schuler said...

Mine likes the taste..

Nicolle Loughman said...

Its a great family activity!

Racheal. said...

I like to have the kids shape letters and numbers out of Play Doh.

Cassandra Eastman said...

We love all the colors and different things you can make! My son loves how soft and squishy it is!

Tyler Cooper said...

The smell of play-dough takes me back to my youth.

Anastasia Fall said...

We love being able to create new things every time we play :) Plus, it's just so fun to squishy and mold :)

Renee Walters said...

My son loves play-doh because he can squish it and make things. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

elfqueen98 said...

I think because he can recreate fun little designs so easily, it keeps them very active.

Samantha D. said...

The kids I watch and I both love play-doh. Because you can make anything you want! Use your imagination, create, squish and smash what you like.

Heather Stanley said...

My littles love the "squish" of it!!

Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

My daughter loves it because she can make anything she wants with it.

Nicole said...

my kids like to pretend they're cooking with play doh

Candace said...

DD loves making animals and playing with them out of play-doh!

Leanne Hill said...

my son loves being able to make almost anything with playdoh! and he loves all the different colors!

Chelle Thompson said...

the moldability

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

that they can use it over and over again
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Amy Gettys said...

They love creating things.

Kathleen said...

My son loves making food out of play doh.

Birdson said...

we love the sweet smell & the gooey feel

Jeannine S said...

I love it allows them to be creative

Jennifer T. said...

My daughter loves that she can mold and create whatever she wants and then start all over again.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

The colors, the feeling and the creativity =)

Growl Tiger said...

My son likes the variety of colors.

Carol said...

My daughter loves creating things with play doh.
brand242003@yahoo.com
brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

Jan Lee said...

Play Doh has great sets for creating many different things. My niece loves the jewelry maker :)

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that play-doh is not unsafe, never gets old, can be used over and over again, and increases creativity in children!

CSeppala said...

We love that it is so squishable and once you've created something you can smash it and start over again!

mahnrafjtb said...

I love squishing it between my fingers. It is so fun.

Heather McDougle said...

They love being able to create with it any way they want. They love being able to create with their own hands

walk9 said...

they can use their imagination and create whatever they want.

juanita may said...

My grandkids like PlayDoh because they can create anything they can imagine.

Stephanie Larison said...

She likes the different colors, likes mixing them together.

kdrae said...

Just introduced my daughter to Pay Doh! She loves putting it in the little machine and making "worms"

Niclan80 said...

My child's favorite thing about Play-Doh is it's softness.

STRANGEONE1120 said...

mine likes to mold into different shapes and just smoosh it

Darlene said...

I entered the Little Mommy Bubbly

sherylssg said...

My nephew likes to mold it into different shapes.

sflickinger at rocketmail.com

momo said...

They like it because its soft & they can squish through their fingers.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

mixing all the colors and making me crazy.

mediaworm said...

Our neighbor has been going through a rough time lately and this would be great for his two little toddlers to have some fun and bring some smiles to their faces. Thank you for the giveaway

Michelle said...

My youngest daughter loves to combine the colors to make new colors. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Lena said...

My son loves to smoosh it with his playdoh press

Ryan said...

they love squeezing them through the machine to make different shapes...

rypm25@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I love squishing it for no reason! So much fun.

Carrie said...

Using it with cookie cutters

Chloe said...

I love that play doh comes in so many colors, and that there are so many different accessories that can go with it. So many things can be made with Play Doh.

cheryl lister said...

making pretend food

craftymom said...

Both my son and daughter love play doh! Play Doh is the activity that keeps their attention the longest =)

Gina F. said...

My daughter loves play-doh because she can squish & mash it together and make whatever she wants.

Jammie Morey said...

I like that my daughter can be creative when it comes to playdoh. Playdoh allows them to use their imagination.

Kyle Voiland said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
TarynPasco916 said...

My daughter loves mixing the colors. Lol.

aaltw_515 said...

I love that it works thier imagination and that they love making everything with it.
amy williams
sethandtjay@yahoo.com

Tiffany @ As For My House said...

My kids love it because it's always something new - their imagination is the limit!

jcwega27 said...

she likes that it is reusable
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Lauren Eggers said...

My daughter likes to make mini sculptures and let them dry

apple blossom said...

creating

frugalistamommy said...

this might sound a little strange- but my daughter is Autistic, and for some reason she just REALLY likes the smell of it!!!!

Nicole Larsen said...

I love how many different things you can make with it and how many different sets there are!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Marianna said...

That they can use their imagination and create whatever they want!

Kate said...

I love the creative play options!

Nikki Strong said...

I like that playdoh allows my kids to be creative and use their imagination.

LeeAnn said...

My kids love PLAY DOH because they can use a plastic knife and cut shapes out of it. (You know Bryce and his knives. LOL)

Angela said...

My kids love to stamp with play doh

Cserafini said...

My son likes using the cut outs.

Beth said...

The like the bright colors.

momofmultiples29 at gmail dot com

issasnyder2325 said...

It's non toxic and easy to clean up. Play-doh takes imagination and has endless possibilities

Anissa said...

My son enjoys making "ice cream" with it!

Allison Downes said...

My daughter likes to make all kinds of "food" with it

thanks for the chance to win!

Suzie Williams said...

My kids like squishing it and making different pretend food with it.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

My daughter loves creating cakes for pretend birthdays.

Robert Pyszk said...

He loves the Play-doh food sets

JannyBee said...

Never ending fun...you can create squish and create again!

amanda hoffman said...

the creativity

Amy said...

The creative possibilities are endless!! And I love that I played with it as a child and it's still popular!!

Piper Leigh said...

We've not tried Play doh yet. But, this set would be a great start!!

AndreaH said...

I've always loved Play-Doh because it leaves so much to the imagination and has bright colors to add to the fun of creative play.

tina reynolds said...

my daughter loves using cookie cutters on it and making dishes too serve everyone : )

Denise M said...

she loves being able to mold it into mickey ears

Paige Bacon said...

my son loves playdoh because he can pretend to cook or make pizza with little to no mess.....yeah right.

Maria Ivey said...

My daughter is 20 months and has not yet seen Play Doh, but I'm sure she would love the taste. LOL All little ones seem to like to try and eat it at some point.

KentuckyCooking said...

That you can use it in so many different ways - over, and over, and over!

Terra H. said...

They like the way it feels between their fingers and the different things they can create with it. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Saver Sara said...

I love how creative it allows them to be.

mecarolks said...

I like creating new things with it.

Melissa said...

Letting it be an outlet for their imagination

Skye Moyer said...

Carlee loves that she can make whatever she wants, with tons of different colors!

Bo said...

I love how much creativity it inspires!

Nancy Brumfield said...

My kids love the feel of it/ They love to make something and then smash it up and start all over again. It keeps them busy for hours!!!

bettycd said...

it's a quiet activity that allows a great deal of creativity to emerge

Kerry said...

I like how fun it is for all of us, even my 20 month old gets in on the action.

polly said...

our 4 year old grandson just loves play-doh...he likes to create animals

Kathy Davis said...

We love th smell!
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Nancy said...

My kids like that you can make anything from Play Doh.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Elizabeth Pyo said...

She likes making food items :)

iggysaysno said...

not too messy!

1CaseyColette said...

My children love to make things with play-doh!

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

My favorite thing is that fact that you can keep re-using it to make so many different things.

jenny said...

the fun thing abt play doe is you can make all kinds of things out of it you also can use the doe to go fishing with

Stephanie said...

I love that play you can be creative with it. Can't wait to play with my niece.
Stephanie
steph0828 at hotmail dot com

sawgrass said...

playdoh- hours of fun.

Nichol Tone said...

They like all the different shapes

deniseyweesy said...

it's satisfying to play with

SharonC said...

The smell

LesleyfromWI said...

Mixing the colors

Sheila Hickmon said...

I like that it helps my son use his imgaination.

Clair said...

She loves that when she's done with one creation she can just squish it and create something else!

Danielle PB said...

We love the bright colors and the way it feels when you squish it.

lilahshea said...

the squishiness of it and able to make so many different things

Denise Welch said...

My grandkids spend hours playing wit play-do

Brenna Rolfer said...

I love all the colors and that you can do so much with it!!

jeanine feldkamp said...

I love play doh because no other toy keeps all 5 of my children occupied for such a long period of time.

DC said...

I love that there is so many different things you can make out of it.

Vikki Billings said...

I love play doh because it sparks imagination, it helps with motor skills and its a lot of fun!
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Ashley Morrow said...

He loves creating things with the play doh.

Gennie Lancaster said...

I like that it encourages my daughter to use her imagination.

Becca Ann said...

My kids love that they can make anything

Kari Flores said...

My niece says her favorite thing about Play-Doh is the smell of it. I like the bright colors and the way it feels in my hands.

latanya t said...

you can be very creative

Melanie Montgomery said...

it's such a classic toy

Accidental Farm Girl said...

It keeps the kids little, creative minds busy for hours!

laurasloves said...

They love being able to use it over and over again.
Laurie Emerson

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

That it can turn into a cookie or a dinosaur whatever the mood is for the day
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Kim Withers said...

My daughter loves creating things.

amos122902 said...

all the fun tools that come with it

Kayla Malik said...

my daughter loves making playdoh bracelets!

Tracie Brown said...

love that it can be reused and remolded :)

Meredith Brooks said...

That She's can make whatever she wants over and over

Teresa Thompson said...

She loves being creative and making different things. Especially dinosaurs.

amy16323 said...

they love all the different colors and the so many things you can make with them
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

GracePartyof5 said...

My kids love that they can make everything and anything they want!!!!!

They love to play restuarant and make food!!!!

Karri Janiece Steed said...

My kids love to make sweet treats with all the decorations! karristeed@gmail.com

jessica schueler said...

I think they like being able to create and express themselves

Princesslilly6201 said...

Both my Daughters enjoy playdoh this past christmas I got them the dentist playset and I really appreciated how it helped them to really understand the human mouth and teeth I use the different colors of the playdoh to show them what could happen if they do not brush correctly they really enjoyed it so if you have kids this is a good way to help them understand why they need to brush

kathy pease said...

this may be weird but I like the smell..lol

MELINA said...

my kids like playdoh because they can be creative and bring me their creations to see

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 209   Newer› Newest»