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Play Doh Vs Moon Dough
Play Doh has been the standard toy dough for kids for many years. Now on the market is the new Moon dough. Moon Dough promises to never dry out and can be molded again and again. With this new technology will Play Doh be less popular? Will Moon dough replace it? Let's take a look?
We will take a look at the more well known Play-Doh. Play Doh has been around for over 50 years. Hasbro the maker of Play-Doh has over 50 colors of this product. The public has been involved with the creation of these colors over the years. The public voted for colors such as Purple Paradise and Blue Lagoon. This is a far cry from 1956 when only white Play- doh was available. There have been well over 500 Million containers of Play Doh produced.
And that is just about the dough itself. Play Doh has created many Toys. You can make Play dough cakes, Play Doh ice cream and even Play Doh Pizza. There is something for every age group with Play dough. Even the older children can enjoy the challenge of a play mat and filling in the blanks with Play dough There are several hundred activity sets to choose from.
The Play Doh Creativity Center is one of the most popular Play dough sets. This toy has an activity center with a lid! The activity center is easy to put on your childs lap and is portable. The Center itself is full of cool details such as a lid that has molds on top and a place for your Play-doh mats and play doh canisters. This toy has a total of 45 accessories. This includes four activity mats 13 different cutters,2 forks, knife, garlic press, and five 2 ounce containers of Play-Doh. There is a lot here to get lost in. This particular Play-Doh set boasts about having a Play Doh pick up stick tool! The Play-Doh Creativity Center received five out of five stars from 52 customer reviews! Parents commented about how their children no matter the age could play together with the dough. Parents also liked the Play Doh pick up tool. Parents also loved that the container has room for additional Play-Doh accessories when you purchase them.
The Play Doh Mega Fun Factory is one of Play Doh's newest toys. The Fun Factory is a Conveyor belt that lets your child stamp out their creations. The kit comes with 15 molds and two gears. Also included is one play mat and four three ounce cans of Play Doh. This set can hold up to six cans of Play Doh. There are no product reviews for ths yet as it is new.
Moon Dough has only been around since this year. It is created by Spin Master, the same people who have created the successful Moon Sand.The texture of Moon Dough is very soft and very light. The compound is said to be able to be used again and again. Moon dough is hoping to be as popular as Moon Sand. Right now there are only four playset available for Moon dough, There is a Diner, a Pizza Factory, a Puppy pound and a Barn. The barnyard set is the most popular and advertised right now. The concept behind the barn is to put the moon Dough in the top and then random animals are molded out of it and dropped in the barn doorway below. The toy works well and parents and kids both love the dough. the complaints I have read on Amazon so far is that the Dough, although it doesn't dry out, still crumbles. Seems like a minor tweek in the compound is needed. Other than that Moon Dough just may have the potential to give Play-Doh a run for it's money!
Moon Dough Magic Barnyard
The Moon Dough Barnyard comes with a barn moon dough molder,molds and three bags of moon dough. The molds consist of four animals including a pig, chicken, sheep and cow. Also included is the molds for a fence and hay bales. Put the Moon Dough into the barn and the animals are made. Press the Moon Dough into the fence molds to create pastures for your animals. Despite the fact that it was difficult to clean the Moon dough out of the barn, Kids had a lot of fun with this toy.
The Moon Dough Puppy Pop on Pal Spies comes with a dog house that pops out puppy molds. Also included are molds for dog bones. Even though the name is confusing to me children have fun with this product. One parent commented on how much her child enjoyed this product when they first got it. Her biggest complaint was the dough was kept in bags that were not resealable.
Pros and Cons of Moon Dough
- Does not dry out
- comes in eight colors
- has some toy products
- It is soft
- Even though it does not dry out it crumbles.
- Comes in plastic baggies tha cannot be resealed.
- Parents have complained this product gets stuck in the toy that creates the mold.
Pros and Cons of Play-Doh
- Has over fifty colors.
- Has over 200 products
- Comes in resealable containers
- Does contain Wheat, therefore cannot be played with by Children with allergies to Wheat Gluten.
- Does dry out.
Play Doh Vs Moon Dough
Which "play" dough is your favorite?
Will Moon Dough replace Play-Doh as the long time favorite? Play Doh does has been in business much longer and has a lot more products. Even though Play Doh claims it can be used over and over again, it does dry out. Even the Play doh website unwittingly admits it. There is a section on the site that challenges parents to be creative in re using their Play Doh cans. Parents have sent in all kinds of pictures. (Check out the link below.)
Moon Dough has a few products. Although it is basically fun for the kids parents complain this dough gets a little crumbly. Being so new the company may work out the kinks and give Hasbro a run for their money.
Want to know more about Play-Doh?
- Doh, Play-doh!
A brief history of Play Doh from the days it was a cleaner up to current day Play Doh with a variety of colors to choose from.