I posted this photo of H with our Play-Doh Construction Fun set (exclusively at Target) on Instagram and I got a LOT of comments about a love-hate relationship with Play-Doh. I used to feel that way – BUT [stick with me] its literally one of the ONLY toys that my boys will play with for 30-45 minutes straight, independently, without fighting, without demanding snacks we don’t have, without shredding my house, etc. etc. etc.. And thus, I can only love Play-Doh.
Now some of those people probably have THOSE kids – you know the
annoying kids who sit still and play with dolls or cars or toy animals for hours at a time and so they must just.not.get.it.
Must be a nice problem to have…not one I know much about though. Mess management, now that’s my game!
So here’s my Mess Management advice for Play-Doh:
(1) My boys play with it outdoors, on their picnic table. Ok. Not an option for everyone.
(2) Kitchen table (with hard flooring underneath) preferred as next option, on which we use the these craft Trays
Finally, Hasbro provides some cleaning advice on their website if/when it does get into carpet or fabric.
Here are the other sets we have that my boys get a lot of play time from: