When I was asked to do this Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio Review my instant answer was YES. Because Play-Doh is a timeless boredom buster for kids. It’s fun, unique, and suitable for a wide age range for boys and girls alike.
See it here first…a new level of Play-Doh play…
Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio Review
Why would families would be interested this new toy from Hasbro? Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life is a fun activity which offers easy opportunities for hands-on play. It’s also budget friendly (think: gift idea!). We’ve played with this Play-Doh set over and over and each time…it’s a new character, new conversation, new inspired play.
- 10 shape stampers (I would describe them as shape molds)
- 19 cutters and tools (my son loved the scissors the best)
- 7 different colours of Play-Doh pots
- 1 Shape to Life Studio (the star shape)
Here’s how it works:
Before play…download the Play-Doh Touch app, available in the Apple store or get it in Google Play, to your iphone, ipad, or android device.
Shape a creation with Play-Doh compound. You can use the stampers, cutters, or shape your own creations. Tip: if you are putting eyes on your character — you want to put white and black so the eyes stand out. Mold the action stampers (music note, butterfly, balloon, etc…) to make the characters dance, spin, float and more when you scan them into the app. Use different Play-Doh colours with the action stampers to see how the effect changes in the app.
Place your shape (characters, action stamps, or your own creations) on the Studio and scan it into the app. Your creation comes to life right on screen.
Then, when you are done real life play…clean up. Save the digital version in the app to play another day at at home or on-the-go.
This toy marries the classic Play-Doh experience you have come to expect with an engaging and kid-friendly gaming experience. I do love screen-free play for kids but totally get that there are times (read: doctor’s offices, car rides, my couch on sick days) where an electronic game is enjoyable. And I like that this particular computerized game is appropriate for kids…no in app purchases, no internet required, no ads…nothing but a Play-Doh powered fun-zone on my phone for on-demand kid play.
My son is obsessed with this set. He role plays. He creates characters, shapes, food, and even families (a dinosaur and a dinosaur egg hatching to be specific). Yes, he still enjoys the physical shaping of the Play-Doh but now he has another level of digital play he can enjoy (and grow into).
Creative play is important for kids. It develops thinking, decision making, coordination, and focus. Creative play is fun for all (and yes, I’m saying this as someone who spent two hours playing Play-Doh with my son yesterday).
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Play-Doh. All opinions are my own.