Play-Doh hacks and the chance to win

Play-Doh is a favourite in our house, it has been since before Aidan’s first birthday. Honestly he just seemed to know that it was for making things and not eating and we have been tripping over moulds , rollers and dried out projects ever since.

We recently received this amazing blog drop. Play-Doh Cake Party which lets little chefs  feel like pros with all the right tools. This is part of the Play-Doh Kitchen collection which also has the   Sizzlin’ Stovetop,  Magical Oven, Breakfast Bakery,Shape ‘N Slice,Burger Barbeque ,Noodle Makin’ Mania, Pizza Party ,  Lunchtime Creations,Cake Party,Frost ‘n Fun Cakes, Sweet Shoppe Chocolate Pops, Sweet Shoppe Colourful Cookie Creation and the Ice Cream Treats.  Which are all available through with prices ranging between R170 and R385.

But back to my Play-Doh tips and tricks (competition below)

PLAY-DOH tips and tricks

  • Getting it out of your carpet

This is a regular in my life…and I find the best way to deal with it is not to deal with it. Well what I mean is don’t use water or any solvents straight away. Instead, leave it to dry then brush it off with a stiff brush and vacuum it up, otherwise you will end up with a gooey mess. (once you have got most of the doh off you can use cold water and soap to get the last bits off).

  • Getting it out of clothes

It is pretty difficult to get play-doh stuck in your clothes but since kids have magical powers , it does happen. Just let it dry, scrape off the excess and wash as normal.

  • Cleaning up your work surface

Use a bigger piece of play-doh to remove smaller pieces, just press down and it picks up. If you want to clean off dry pieces, scrape off the majority before using water as water will make it dissolve into a gooey mess which is harder to clean

  • Creating a work surface

A plastic table cloth put on the floor makes for a nice play area for smaller kids, it’s easy to move and pick up and works a charm for Lego and kinetic sand as well

  • Storing the doh

Since my kid feels the need to mix doh into one mass of grossness, I now take the newly bought doh and half each colour before letting him play with it…The half he is not using goes back into the jars they came in and stacked in a pringles container (keeps it from getting lost and falling around in the cupboard) and the others are put in a compartment lunch box.

  • Restoring moisture to dry doh

I got this one straight off the Play-Doh Site  

To restore the softness to Play-Doh compound, try adding water one drop at a time and working it in to moisten the Play-Doh compound.

You can also try wrapping the Play-Doh compound in a damp paper towel, returning it to the container and replacing the cover. Let it sit overnight.

Now to win the things….

Hasbro is giving one lucky JustEllaBella reader the chance to win a  Shape and Learn and a   Animal Tools set!!!

13 thoughts on “Play-Doh hacks and the chance to win

  1. Calleen says:

    This is such a great way to bond with kids & even though its used to stimulate & also help with fine motor skills its so much of fun. Both my kids still enjoy play dough…. we now even know how to make it at home.

  2. Dané says:

    Play doh is the best for developing strength in little hands and fingers, encouraging fine motor development and creative thinking… what more could you want jn toys?

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