Who hasn't played with Play-Doh as a child? I had so many containers of it, I couldn't keep track. We made everything our imagination would allow out of Play-Doh! Mason is finally at the age where he is really into playing with Play-Doh. I started him off with one can and now he has the Play-Doh 24 Pack of Colorson his Christmas list.
I was thrilled that we were lucky enough to try out the Play-Doh Twirl 'n Top Pizza Shop. This is Mason's first set and he was as excited about it as I was! He immediately recognized it as a Pizza play set and since he LOVES pizza, I knew this would be a hit.
Set up of the set was a breeze. All I had to do was attach the cheese sprinkler to the oven by snapping the two pieces together, making one play set. Next, I placed a pizza dish under the cheeses sprinkler and I was ready to start making pizza with Mason.
Mason started his pizza with making the crust. I helped him get an appropriate amount of brown Play-Doh and he put it in the pizza pan and put it in the oven. He easily pulled the handle on the oven, creating the pizza crust. We put the pan in the pizza dish under the cheese sprinkler and added some Play-Doh to the sprinkler. I attached the cheese grater handle and showed Mason how to turn the handle so we could grate the "cheese". Mason then created his pizza toppings of mushrooms, green peppers and pepperoni. He did need some help getting the toppings out of the mold since they were small. I used a couple toothpicks to help get the Play-Doh out with no problem. Mason happily added his toppings to his pizza and I helped him slice it up. He handed me the first piece and said, "Here you go, Mommy". He was so proud of himself!
Overall, this Play-Doh set was lots of fun and so easy to use! Mason loved making pizza to share with me and even told his Daddy all about it when he came home from work! With some adult help, it is a great set for children 3 and up.
From a parents perspective, I think this set will stand the test of time and it seems durable enough to be played with often. Clean up of the Play-Doh out of the molds was easy. I also love that this set is all inclusive. It comes with everything you need to get your own pizza shop started. Included in the set is the oven, cheese sprinkler, sprinkler handle, dish, server, cutter, pan, instructions and 3 two-ounce cans and 1 five-ounce can of Play-Doh. It is recommended for ages 3 and up. It retails for about $16.99. I think this makes it a great buy for the price!
Hasbro provided me with the item above in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.