Product Review – Play-Doh Plus

Developed for kids in the 1950s, Play-Doh has become                                               BeFunky_download (1).png
a hugely popular toy as children were able to use the
inert material to create masterpieces. Numerous new
colors have been introduced over the years, but the main
formula has remained more or less the same. With the
release of Play-Doh Plus, Hasbro has evolved its original
formula into a much softer and more pliable version,
giving children a way to create much more delicate and
detailed creations, and the line of Play-Doh Plus toys
currently in the process of being released gives those
kids fun new tools to create with.

Let’s take a look at some of the features

Any variety of Play-Doh is inherently pretty simple stuff. From a technical perspective, they are simple modeling compounds created using flour, water, boric acid, and various other ingredients. From a kid’s perspective, however, it can be anything they can transform it into. Play-Doh has always been a toy that provides interactive fun instead of mindless entertainment; it gives kids a tool and lets them create their own fun.Play-Doh Plus is much the same as the original but with a few noticeable changes. It has always been difficult to craft small and fine objects or decorations with the firm and thick original formula. Play-Doh Plus fixes that by being a much lighter, softer substance that is vastly easier to manipulate into the tiny detail so many have wanted to obtain. It has the consistency of a thick cake frosting, and when used in conjunction with the Frosting Fun Bakery Playset, one of the many toys designed specifically for use with Play-Doh Plus, it’s hard to distinguish it from actual frosting. Thankfully, it maintains its shape infinitely better and is much easier to clean than real cake frosting; Play-Doh Plus won’t smear all over your hands when you pick it up.

How Much?

Play-Doh Plus is, like the original version, very simple, and its price reflect that. The suggested retail price of an 8-pack of 1 ounce cans is a mere $4.99. The line of Sweet Shoppe molding toys varies in price, but all are also relatively inexpensive.

Things We Like About Play-Doh Plus

One of the best things about Play-Doh Plus and its older brother is that it has the capability to truly unleash the imagination and creativity in children. They can transform that nondescript ball of putty into anything they set their hearts on. In an age where so many toys marketed for children require no thought or interaction, it’s greatly refreshing to see a product like Play-Doh still going strong and continuing to innovate and evolve.The main benefit of Play-Doh Plus is the ease with which it can be molded and worked with. It can be used alone or with the original version, and it can even be combined with the original to create a substance somewhere in the middle, not quite as firm as the original but not as soft as Plus. Another benefit of the softness and pliability of Plus is that it opens up the world of Play-Doh to those children who may not have the hand strength or endurance to play with the original, and it helps those children improve those areas without them even realizing it.

Things We Did Not Like About Play-Doh Plus

One of the main drawbacks for Play-Doh Plus is also one of the main drawbacks for the regular variety: clean-up can be potentially problematic. Dropping a piece of either type on carpet and then accidentally stepping on it, for instance, can be disastrous and nearly impossible to completely clean. Additionally, since Plus is lighter and thinner, it has a tendency to stick to the insides of squeeze bottles and other tools which can be time consuming to clean out.

Who Would Buy Play-Doh Plus?

Many parents buy Play-Doh for their children because they loved it when they were young. Any parent wishing to cultivate creativity in their kids, or provide an outlet for those who are already creative can’t go wrong with either variety of Play-Doh. Specifically, parents of children who are younger or not as strong or who want to add more detail to their creations will find Plus admirably suited.


Plah-Doh Plus has no official guarantee.

Is Play-Doh Plus Worth the Money?

At only $4.99 for the starter pack, the answer to this question is unequivocally yes!

Where Can I Buy Play-Doh Plus?

Over 6000 stores in the U.S. carry the original Play-Doh, and it’s a good bet the majority of those also carry Plus. Online retailers such as Amazon will also carry this new and exciting product.

More Customer Reviews for Play-Doh Plus

Since 1955, over 2 billion cans of Play-Doh have been sold around the world, and the addition of Play-Doh Plus has only increased that popularity. Customers of all ages are in love with the softer, lighter version and are giving rave reviews!

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