Best Play Dough Sets TechnoBuffalo 2020
Originally invented as a cleaning compound to remove coal residue from wallpaper, making things with Play-Doh has evolved into one of the world's most iconic kids' activities. While the original brand is still going strong, there are also other manufacturers making great play dough related products. We're taking a look at 12 of the best sets out there — from Play-Doh and others — that we can strongly recommend to help educate and entertain your child.
- Simple as ABC: Play-Doh Numbers, Letters N' Fun Play-Doh
- Clear cut: Kiddy Dough Air Dry Clay & Dough Tool Kit for Kids
- Manufacturing fun: Play-Doh Basic Fun Factory Shape Making Machine
- Color me happy: 36-Pack Play-Doh Modeling Compound
- Pizza the action: Play-Doh Stamp 'n Top Pizza Oven Toy
- Variety show: Play-Doh Compound Corner Variety Six Pack
- Classic Jurassic: Deardeer Kids Play Dough Dinosaur Play Set
- Shape up: Pandapia 47-Piece Dough Tools Set
- Dough on-the-go: Play-Doh Fun Tub
- Sweet treat: Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Sprinkle Cookie Surprise Set
- Super pooper: Play-Doh Tootie The Unicorn Ice Cream Set
- Culinary cool: Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Super Chef Suite
We just love this pack for its edutainment value. With 26 letter molds, nine number molds, a plastic knife, and eight cans of colorful Play-Doh compound, this set contains everything a kid needs to learn ABCs and 123s in a fun way.
Suitable for ages three and up, this pack gives you 24 separate tools to help kids mold, cut, roll, shape, and create with play dough. The lightweight pieces are specially designed for little hands, offering hours of creative play.
This affordable set is the contemporary version of Play-Doh's classic "Fun Factory." It's a simple premise, but the dough squeeze machine concept has been entertaining kids for generations and will continue to do so for years to come.
With this set, you're buying 36 different pots of variously colored Play-Doh compound, but you're also buying hours and hours of fun. The different colors will inspire kids to make different creations, and the lids are easy-open for little fingers.
Kids can become mini Marios with this pizza makin' set. There's a rolling pin to stretch out the dough, the "oven" has a stamping mechanism to make the pizza base, then there's a cheese grating machine and even a mini pizza cutter too.
Ideal for older kids who might be a bit blase about ordinary play dough, this interesting set offers some "oddly satisfying" textures with Play-Doh varieties like krackle, super cloud, stretchy, foam and the ever-popular slime.
Play dough plus dinosaurs has got to be a win-win proposition for children of all ages. This set contains everything needed to create a prehistoric paradise, complete with five dinosaur-shaped molds and some useful tools.
Made of very strong, non-toxic ABS plastic, we've included this comprehensive set as in addition to some handy tools; it offers some really fun stamps and molds that will be sure to trigger your child's imagination as to what to make.
This is an excellent option for on-the-go play dough action. This is thanks to the portable storage tub, which contains a two-piece extruder with rail, three stampers, a roller, knife, 12 cutters, and five cans of Play-Doh modeling compound.
A unicorn that poops colorful Play-Doh ice cream? Take our money! This cute creature makes nine laugh-out-loud sounds and even changes her facial expressions as she delivers the glittery good stuff. Very silly, but very fun.
Finally, another gastro-themed set, this impressive collection will keep mini chefs entertained for hours. As well as a cool Play-Doh apron, you get a hob, crockery, and cutlery and nine fold-over food-shaped Play-Doh molds. Delicious!
On a roll
Our overall staff pick, the Play-Doh Numbers, Letters N' Fun Play-Doh gets our vote because as younger children use the Play-Doh and molds to make letter and number shapes, they are also learning the alphabet and becoming familiar with numerals.
Food-themed sets are, of course, a classic play dough category. We've given you plenty to choose from with the Play-Doh Stamp 'n Top Pizza Oven Toy, the Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Sprinkle Cookie Surprise Set and the Play-Doh Tootie The Unicorn Ice Cream Set.
Finally, older children that have already spent years playing with standard play dough should get a kick out of the Play-Doh Compound Corner Variety Six Pack with its different textures of Play-Doh, including some slime which always goes down well.
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