I remember being 7 years old and getting a Play Doh Mop Shop Hair Salon for Christmas. The set came with a salon chair, 4 people, scissors, a variety of other hair accessories and Play Doh in a variety of colors. I have such fond memories of cramming those little people full of Play Doh, setting them on the salon chair and screwing the crank so that their hair grew. My favorite was the dad. He had a beard that grew which reminded me of my dad. Here is a video of a commercial for the Mop Shop.
I think this was the one that I had, because I remember it coming with a family of four.
It’s fun watching my kids play with Play Doh and I’m sure my mom felt the same way. Do you know that Play Doh was originally invented as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930’s, then kids in school started playing with it so they reworked the recipe and marketed it as a child’s molding clay in the 1950’s. That means that my mom grew up with Play Doh, I grew up with Play Doh and now my kids are growing up with Play Doh too.
Play Doh knows kids, Hasbro sent my kids a box of goodies that were perfect fits for their personalities.
The box sat in my sewing room for a few days before I let them play with them. EVERY SINGLE DAY they asked me if they could pull them out and start playing. These kids were so excited. Hasbro sent the Doh Vinci Anywhere Art Studio for Bean and the Play Doh Diggin’ Rigs Buzzsaw for Turtle.
This kid… well he loves his “Buzzsaw” Rig. He carries the truck around the house with him, even when the Play Doh has been put away. We saw a display of them at Target last week and he shrieked in delight “Mommy! I have dat!” The Hubs has had a good time playing with “Buzzsaw” too and reliving his Play Doh years.
Bean hadn’t had the chance to play with Doh Vinci before and she LOVED it. She warmed up using one of the canvases that came with the set, then I pulled out some dollar store canvases for her to create her own creative masterpieces on.
I had my own Doh Vinci set that I received as a gift at a craft fair so I pulled it out to join in the fun. My set came with little Doh Vinci molds shaped as stars, butterflies, hearts and flowers. Bean had a great time adding shapes to her artwork.
Doh Vinci kept Bean occupied for over an hour and she’s played with it just about every day since.
Cleanup of the Doh Vinci set was a breeze. I loved that the easel stored all of the pieces. It really would be easy to take it on the go with you for playdates or slumber parties.
Do you have fond Play Doh memories? Do your kiddos love Play Doh too? Hasbro would like to send one of my readers their own Doh Vinci Anywhere Art Studio set.
Enter below, and tell me… What Play Doh set would your child like most?
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