Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. It is the opportunity to use your imagination and create something out of nothing. For children, there is nothing more satisfying then being able to express themselves openly without being judge. For parents, its an open window into their child’s mind. It is a expression of how their children feeling, relate to experiences and observe the world around them. It is through their experiences (i.e. play, art, music, etc.)in the first few years of life that help to develop and nurture your child’s creativity.
One of my DD3’s newest forms of creative expression is through Play-Doh. My DD3 hasn’t had much interaction with Play-Doh in first few years of her life. Recently, we attended an amazing Hasbro Holiday event to check out the newest toys for this season. It was a room full of every toy you could imagine, but the first thing my DD3 saw was the Magical Design Palace Play-Doh set. Thinking the attraction resulted from it being the closest toy to the door, I was surprised to discover that although other toys could allure her from this station, she repeatedly returned.
Magical Designs Palace
A Play-Doh palace is as magical as it gets, especially when Princess Aurora is there! This Magical Designs Palace set lets you create a sparkly palace that’s good enough for a princess. You can decorate the castle with your Play-Doh modeling compound and sparkle compound. The extruder lets you create dress after dress for your Princess Aurora figure and press out candles for the birthday cake. But the only limit to what else you create is your imagination!
The play set comes with four two-ounce cans of Play-Doh, a two-inch Aurora figure, two interchangeable skirts, a birthday cake with growing candles, and a royal castle. Two of Play-Doh cans are the standard brightly coloured Play-Doh and the other two are sparkly Play-Doh fit for a Princess. The castle provides hours of fun with its stencils (i.e. fairy Godmothers, flowers, spinning wheel), the tower tops turn into fun texture makers, when you combine the drawbridge with Aurora’s skirts or the cake it turns into a beautiful press.
DD3 played with this set for hours. She enjoyed searching for new stencils to press and loved watching Princess Aurora’s dress grow when it was added to the press. She loved having the freedom to design different gowns and accessorize them with flowers and gems. I was very impressed with the design of the castle and the way the molds were incorporated. It made the castle tons of fun, but compact when it came to tidy up. I did find DD3 had difficulty with some of the smaller molds and the sparkly Play-Doh seemed to dry faster then the regular one. Overall, it is a great product to allow expression of creative freedom and one DD3 will enjoy again and again.