We were really happy to be sent a Moon Dough Magic Zoo to review and we’ve never had any of this before but of course they had seen the adverts on television so the girls couldn’t wait to get their hands on it!
You get to create zoo animals that come to life and really walk! You make the animals using moulds and you can also make fences and so build up your own zoo. The set includes the magic zoo, penguin, gorilla & bear moulds, 2 winder walkers, a sticker sheet, magic cage and 3 colours of Moon Dough. It is recommended for ages 3 years and over and I have to say that my little ones who are 3 and 5 now needed my help to set it all up but then they played very happily with it on their own.
The Moon Dough itself feels really rather strange. It’s very light and almost has a polystyrene feel to it and is unlike any traditional doughs that we’ve ever played with. I have to say that my little ones found it so much more easier to manipulate and model with. I was really impressed. Plus, it claims that it never dries out and I have to say, so far so good! The girls especially liked this as they could make their little animals and save them to show Daddy later or even come back to play with them later without them drying out. This is a huge advantage compared to traditional doughs of course that go rock solid within no time of being left out and of course end up in the bin.
To make your walking animals, you first choose your animal mould and place it in the magic zoo moulder , fill the mould with Moon Dough, turn the handle, and out pops your magic walking animal. It is actually really easy to use. The fences are made using the special popper mould and again, this is really easy for little hands to make too.
This Moon Dough set comes with three colours of dough , two sets of wind-up walking legs (especially good for when you have two little ones playing together – no arguing about who gets the legs!) and there are stickers to decorate your zoo.
I think Moon Dough Magic Zoo is a great way to encourage creative play and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough. We absolutely loved it and this gets a huge thumbs up from us!
For more details check out www.spinmastertoys.co.uk*For the purpose of this review we were very kindly sent this Moon Dough Magic Zoo set for free