Yes, it gets stuck in the carpet - usually after your kid mixes yellow with green to make a baby-poop color.
Yep, it smashes into shoes and pants - showcasing, in our case, my son's love of pink.
Yeah, the tools are plastic and break easily - especially when your child seems to think everything is a hammer. Even the scissors.
Do you remember playing with play-dough? Do you remember how cool it was to see that barber shop person grow hair?! Do you remember tasting the "pizza" and "cookies" you made out of play-dough? (NO? Just
Simply mashing a ball of dough in your hands for a moment is a huge stress reducer, even as an adult. Imagine what it does for kids who are feeling overwhelmed, tired, anxious or what have you.
Monsoon is not a low-maintenance kid, I'll tell you. Play-dough works wonders for him when he's wound-up or stressed, but he loves it any old time. Whether we pop open a fresh can of the real stuff (Play-Doh - it smells so good. Or maybe just familiar from childhood?) or make our own, it's nice to dig in and smash things up once in a while.
Yeah. I'm home sick from work today, so guess what we've been doing? Even if you don't have kids, I recommend a small stash of play-dough in your office for THOSE days. Really. I swear it's more interesting than this post (with apologies - I'm not interesting when I'm sick).