I will admit (and my friends will agree) that I am a little spazzy about messes. I generally dislike any messes and that goes for messy kids’ toys as well. It wasn’t until just recently that I let my kids use markers or water color paints and I still cringe the entire time they are using them because I just KNOW I will end up with a mess. Yes, I have issues. Any sort of molding doughs have also been banned in our home. I know my kids love them but I do not. I don’t like picking it out of my carpets or having it dried on my carpet and then having to cut it out. We rent so it’s not like we can just replace carpets on a whim. So it’s easier to just say NO!
When I received an offer to try Moon Dough I was just a little bit hesitant. We tried Moon Sand awhile back and I wasn’t a huge fan. My Dyson got most of the action with that playset. I have enough dirt to vacuum up on a daily basis and I’m not about to BUY extra dirt. But I saw that the makers of Moon Dough claimed that it’s virtually mess free and that it never dries out so .. why not? Bring it on!
The box arrived last week and I think I was more excited to open it than my kids. We got everything out of the box and put the barn together in a matter or seconds. It was SUPER easy. Then came the dough. It’s so weird feeling but very cool at the same time. I let the kids go nuts, making animals and hay stacks along with fences. They mixed the colors, got it ALL over the floor and the table and I remained pretty calm. I knew that in order to test this mess factor I would need an actual MESS. They played with the dough for hours. Pretty awesome for my kids because they are usually bored quick and right back to hound me me again for this or that. I had a lovely afternoon. Once they stopped I had them pick all of the big clumps up and put them in a bag. No issues at all. It was very easy to clean up. There were a few spots on my area rug that had been stepped on and mushed right into the carpet but I didn’t freak out. Instead I followed the directions that came with the dough and brushed them out of the carpet and then went over it with my vacuum. They came right up! I couldn’t believe it. The dough was a minty green color (all mixed together) and my rug is a very dark evergreen. I’m amazed that there were no light spots leftover.
The dough has been sitting in an open ziploc for the last week and it’s still just as mushy as the first day. I purposely left it that way just to see if it would dry out. But nope! Very cool. I’m actually tempted to buy the kids another kit and some extra dough. This is one “mess” that I am totally ok with because I know it’s just temporary and if it keeps them as amused as it did initially .. yay!
I love Moon Dough!
The barn playset that we received retails for around 19.99. Extra packages of dough retail for around 4.99 for the double refills and 2.99 for the singles. There are also other playsets available – a burger shop, a pizza shop and a magical molding dog house. All retailing between 9.99 and 14.99. It can be purchased at almost any major store – Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Amazon.com, AC Moore, Michaels and even etoys.com. Moon Dough comes in many color – blue, green, white, orange, purple, pink, red and yellow.
Moon Dough was sent to me for review by Team Mom. While I was not paid to do this review I was allowed to keep the product. All reviews on this blog are always honest and my own opinion!