Playing with PLAY-DOH with my kids has always been a favorite activity of ours. We were thrilled to review and host a giveaway for Hasbro Playskool’s PLAY-DOH MAGIC SWIRL Ice Cream Shoppe. PLAY-DOH encourages fun, creativity, and imagination in a hand-on way that is affordable to all.
PLAY-DOH MAGIC SWIRL Ice Cream Shoppe
The Ice Cream Shoppe won the Parents Magazine – 2008 Best Toys of the Year Award. It comes with 4 three-ounce cans of PLAY-DOH, 3 activity units, 2 cones, 3 spoons, 1 sundae bowl, 1 sundae cup, and 40 molds.
It has easy to follow instructions, we just snap a few pieces together and the kids were ready to play. The instructions also explain how to use the 3 units: Ice Cream Swirl, Sprinkle Maker, and Topping Maker. The units were easy and fun to use for ages 3 and up.
PLAY-DOH MAGIC SWIRL Ice Cream Shoppe Hands On Review
We put the unit to the test several times now since we received the PLAY-DOH Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe. The kids have a lot of fun making ice cream cones, sundaes, and other yummy looking creations.
My 5 year old son Elijah especially loves the container of Sprinkles PLAY-DOH, it is creamy white with many colors of sprinkles throughout, we use it to make the ice cones, not just with the Sprinkle Maker unit. Elijah can do all 3 units without a problem and of course loves to mix the ‘flavors’ of ice cream in the units. Strawberry Chocolate ice cream cone with sprinkles anyone?!
My 3 year old Elizabeth used the Ice Cream Swirl unit over and over.The toy states ages 3 and up, however my 3 year old had to use some ‘elbow grease’ to get the Ice Cream Swirl to work. She persevered and was very proud that she could do it herself and she was proud of her ice cream creations.
The ice cream cone or sundae dish actually swirls around beneath the Ice Cream Swirl unit so that when the ice cream PLAY-DOH comes out of the Ice Cream Swirl unit, it really swirls around and looks like a real soft serve ice cream cone. Elizabeth was offering ice cream to everyone yelling, “Who wants some ice cream?” like an ice cream vendor at the circus!
There are actually 40 molds and accessories that the kids can play with on the Hasbro Playskool PLAY-DOH Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe. You can get really creative and put various shapes on your sundaes, make decorated cakes, etc. My kids had a difficult time with their little fingers getting the PLAY-DOH out of the shapes. With a little help, they did enjoyed making mini pretzels, candies, cookies, cakes, and decorations for their ice cream creations. This function will be easier as they grow, I’m sure a 7 year old would really be able to make beautiful work!
Cleaning the Ice Cream Shoppe unit was not too difficult. The PLAY-DOH came right out of the molds, Topping Unit, and Ice Cream Swirl units. Getting it out of the Sprinkle Maker was a bit tough as it didn’t actually seem to all squeeze out so I had to poke a toothpick down the unit to get it out. I ended up letting some dry the next time and it came out easily the next time we went to use it. We have a storage tote that we keep all of our PLAY-DOH and PLAY-DOH toys in. The tote makes storage easy, clean, and easily accessible when it is PLAY-DOH time again.
The PLAY-DOH MAGIC SWIRL Ice Cream Shoppe is an excellent toy for both boys and girls ages 3 and up. It inspires creativity, fine motor skills, following directions, and is lots of fun! The unit is sturdy and does not seem like it will break anytime soon. For the price, it is a great toy and family fun activity for any budget.
A little about Hasbro Playskool
Hasbro is a world-wide leader in the children’s entertainment industry. Their mission is to provide great toys and entertainment products to be enjoyed by people of all ages, world-wide. Playskool is just one of Hasbro’s popular brand names.
Hasbro has a great website to find all of the latest and hard-to-find toys. Playskoolkids is where the online place for safe entertainment for preschoolers. There are hundreds of age-appropriate games, coloring activities, puzzles, and more to entertain your child while learning and gaining skills. Game themes include Tonka games, My Little Pony games, Play-Doh games, and Candy Land games.
Buy PLAY-DOH MAGIC SWIRL Ice Cream Shoppe
You can purchase PLAY-DOH MAGIC SWIRL Ice Cream Shoppe at Hasbro.com for only $14.99. Great gift idea for boys and girls ages 3 and up.
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