Recommended Age Range: 18 months to 5 years
Price Range: ~$5-$20
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Comments: We use homemade play dough at home so that we can have as large a quantity as desired, but we always take a few small size Play-Dohs with us in our travel kit. (I can’t stand how hard the tiny Play-Doh containers are to open, so I’ve recently started putting a few different colors inside one small ziploc bag. At this point I could probably use the homemade variety, but I think it’s nice to use the vibrant Play-Doh colors as a special travel treat.) The toddler likes playing with it mostly by breaking off small pieces and trying to pawn them off to anyone within ear shot. The preschooler likes telling the adults in the group what we should make him (“whale”, “T-rex”, etc.). It’s made me realize that some people (like my brother) are far more talented at play dough sculptures than others (for example, me). The best part about play dough is that you don’t really need to have a surface to have fun with it, so it’s good in the car or even on a crowded train. If you’re at a restaurant and can stab it with straws, even better.
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