*Trigger Warning* This post is unsuitable for those with Play-Doh mixaphobia.
As you can guess things got a little messy this week when my 4-year-old niece (who will be called A in the post) came round to do a spot of cooking with our new Play-doh Magical Oven. I mean she’s 4, with all the will in the world trying to keep Play-doh unmixed is hard work and apparently, takes all the fun out of it she told me. A had been waiting for ages, and by ages I mean literally a week/10 days max, to get her hands on this oven set so who was I to suck all the fun out of it!
Play-doh Magical Oven.
A cute little oven in which you can pop in your Play-doh creations and wait for them to ‘cook’. You pull the handle down, the oven light comes on and then dings to let you know when your food is cooked (Disclaimer: please don’t eat ‘cooked’ food. It’s not that magical and it will still be Play-doh!)
You get 6 small pots of Play-doh and an array of different shapes and cutters to make whatever you would like. With ‘oven trays’ to use in the oven to help ‘cook’ your food, you will have the perfect Play-doh meal in no time!
The anticipation has been building for this one. A new set to add to your Play-doh collection is up there for any Play-doh lover, with or without mixaphobia! First off to get the oven to work you need 3 AAA batteries (not supplied) and you’re good to go. Really easy to set up we were off and baking in no time.
At first, she couldn’t manage to pull down the handle by herself, but after a few tries we were off and running and my assistance was surplus to requirements. After all, she is 4 now and 4 means you are a big girl! So I just helped by making whatever I was told too really.
The oven works when you pull down the handle. The trays have little lips on the side meaning they slot in and stay put when you pull the handle down. Underneath where you place the tray is a moving part. This pushes up when you pull down on the handle to give the cooking or rising effect to make the food. There are a few different styles and we made cupcakes and chips. And yes, both on the same meal.
There is plenty of Play-doh included for you to be able to make a whole host of yummy treats in the oven or just to serve on the plate. It didn’t take long for some colours to be mixed together but on the whole, she did quite well at changing colours and not mixing them too much. This affected Olivia more than me.
A fun set for any Play-doh fan, A really loved this and wasn’t disappointed at all. For younger kids, the handle may be a little hard to pull on and they may need assistance. But other than that it is exactly what you would expect from the Play-doh brand. I found there were so many little extra shapes on the oven, it really made the set feel like it had so much more going on which I really liked.
We already have the Sizzlin’ Stovetop playset and will be using the Magical Oven alongside that for more fun and foody type creations.
You can purchase the Play-doh Magical Oven from Smyth’s for £24.99, Argos for £24.99 and Amazon for £24.99* non-affiliate link. The image below is an affiliate link meaning if you purchase via this link I receive a small amount of money at no extra cost to you.