For the past year or so, I’ve been reading reviews online about this product called Moon Dough. From what I have read, this is a love/hate product….kids love it and moms hate it, because it makes such a huge mess every time it gets played with. Understandably, I wasn’t really interested in reviewing the product. We have enough messes in our house as is; no need to add more to it!
But then I got an email asking me to consider reviewing the product. As I read the email, I saw that that company had been listening to the feedback from moms and had gone back to the drawing board and completely overhauled the dough formula so that the mess factor would be drastically reduced.
I LOVE when a company listens and responds! So I decided to go for it, but I’ll admit I was still worried that I’d find crumbly bits of moon dough all over the house.
NOPE! Yes, it can crumble a little bit (more than play-doh), but it isn’t much at all. Certainly not enough to have to get out a vacuum after play time or anything like that. I would actually say this toy is pretty close to mess-free. Way to go, Moon Dough!
So what else makes Moon Dough unique? Well, unlike play-doh, Moon Dough NEVER dries out. I put it to the test, and it really doesn’t! Your child can make a creation, leave it out on display for a week, and then play with it some more. The dough also feels different from play-doh. It’s honestly hard to explain…it’s much lighter…almost foamy in its texture, but still very easy to mold. It’s very unique, and I really liked playing with it. Darah did, too!
We received the Moon Dough Push N’Pop Breakfast set, which comes with 2 colors of moon dough and several molds to create a fun breakfast (pancakes, waffles, toast, and berries!). It retails for $9.99, which I think is a fair price. I do wish it came with one more packet of moon dough, just to vary the colors a bit more. But other than that, I think this is a great toy for a great price. It will keep the kiddos entertained for quite some time and won’t leave you muttering under your breath while you clean up the mess afterwards.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.