Our daughter is a creator; an artist in the making. She loves to play with Play-doh and when I got an email about Moon Dough, I was excited to try it out. We received the Moon Dough Push n’ Pop Breakfast play set which came with three different Push & Pop Tools, a Twisty Mold, 2 colors of Moon Dough (yellow and pink) and a themed mat that has an image of a breakfast plate on it.
I got to sleep in this morning so when Papa Bird and our girls woke up they tore into the Moon Dough and started playing. By the time I woke up I pretty much had my review wrapped up and I was getting feedback from all angles. “It’s the coolest thing ever” according to my daughter… and my husband. So I sat down to try it out for myself.
The instant I handled the Moon Dough, there are distinct features that make it different from the Play-doh that we were used to. The Moon Dough is so light to hold. It is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before and when I asked my daughter what she thought it felt like, she said “I don’t know, a cloud maybe.”
There are two separate colors to each play set, but the two colors can be further combined to create other colors. Our play set contained yellow and pink Moon Dough. My daughter wanted to make ‘a rainbow’ so she combined the colors. At first the colors created fun swirls, but then as we worked with some of the dough further, the swirls formed an orange color so different shades can be created to make additional colors to play with.
The Moon Dough doesn’t dry out so forgetful preschoolers won’t come back to a giant crusty blob that needs to be thrown out if they forget to put it away in a certain amount of time. It is dry to the touch so it won’t stick to surfaces which makes this a great item for play in our family room that is carpeted. We were able to pick up any small bits of Moon Dough that fell without any problems.
The three Push & Pop Molds that came in this set were a pancake, toast and a waffle. The molds are built so that tiny hands can place them where they want to make their shape and push down on the mold. The mold shapes the dough, then when the mold is released it pushes the dough out which maintains the intended shape of the dough. This is much better than scraping your mold to try to get your dough out and damaging your shape in the process.
There is also a Twisty Mold that comes in this play set that has additional shapes to compliment the breakfast and a themed mat that can be used as a base when playing with the dough, or as part of the fun because it has an image of a plate and a fork on it, so when you create your breakfast, you can put it on the plate and serve it up.
The Moon Dough Push n’ Pop Breakfast Play Set is for children aged 3 and up and is sold at Toys R Us stores across Canada and online and retails for $12.99.
*Disclosure: I received this play set for free to facilitate my review through Team Mom. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are not influenced in any way.