A week ago, we FINALLY got our hands on the Moon Dough package we were being sent, which was seeming to be rather elusive to us due to missing the delivery (twice) it being returned to sender, then resent, missed again and then finally re-delivered, received and ready for review. Phew.
So here it is – The Moon Dough Snack Shop
To say the children were excited is an understatement. This is the first play thing we have been sent to review, and the girls took their reviewing role very seriously.
As you can see, this is a Moon Dough popcorn and ice-cream maker, and as Saturday is Film Night, it was the perfect day to have a play. In the pack, you get the popcorn making machine, a pretzel mould, 2 ice-cream cones, 2 popcorn boxes and 3 small packets of Moon Dough. The children, and myself….and the other half, (and the grandparent who visited later) were fascinated by the feel of the dough. It felt like polystyrene – very light, but it was soft and pliable, like Play Doh…but not sticky – it was just so strange. We loved it and could not stop squishing it.
The set was very easy to put together and the girls managed to do it themselves. To make the popcorn, you have to squash the Dough into the top of the machine and turn the handle. They did struggle with this, as the handle kept coming off, but with my help we got there in the end and produced plenty of popcorn to go around.
The ice-cream making part was very easy to use, Frankie really enjoyed pushing the dough through and filling the little cones, and of course, having the obligatory taste. (He always has to sample the Play Doh too, every time we play.) For the purpose of this review, I also had a taste….and nothing to report. It doesn’t taste of anything, but it’s a bit gritty. For those of you who also like to taste their kids play things, some dietary info – it is wheat free.
Although, we all had a lot of fun with the actual pop corn and ice-cream making aspects of this kit, in all honesty, we all preferred to just sit there and roll, squash, mould and generally feel the Moon Dough. It really is quite mesmerising….don’t judge me. The simple things in life please me.
The Moon Dough can get a little flaky and messy, but it is really easy to clean up and the really great thing about it is that it doesn’t dry up. We’ve played with it almost every day after school and a week later, it is still as it was on the first day. The only thing I would say, is that you don’t get much Moon Dough included in the pack. Especially when we’d shared it out between the four of us. You can mix colours together to make additional colours, which does work but takes some effort.
All in all, I really do think that this is a great product and would definitely buy more for the children. The girls agreed that they’d both be asking Santa for some of the other available kits for Christmas. As for Frankie, it is aimed at ages 3+ and he’s 2, but he really did love just sitting there flattening out and rolling up the dough. Again and again and….. again. Simple things, eh? He’s just like his Mum. Bless.
This review is my honest opinion of the product we were