The Doh Vinci play dough is smoother and softer than the usual Play-Doh I feel and goes through the Styler tool easily. It looks pretty simple to use but practice is definitely needed, even for adults, before you get used to the pressure and angle needed to squeeze the Doh Vinci out, and to shape it correctly.
Lil Pumpkin actually didn't like to play with it initially since it's a little trickier than her usual craft toys but I left it out on her table. I guess the girly, pretty designs attracted her though and after going back to it and getting the hang of how to control the Styler tool properly, she was happy to sit an hour or two to work on her projects all by herself, even when I wasn't around!
When using, I recommend that you get some tooth picks and plastic knives ready – just to help you to shape and add texture to your design. Although you can wipe or remould the Doh Vinci, you can’t reuse and put it back in the cartridge to be squeezed out again. That’s my only whinge about the product. Perhaps you can store it in another air-tight container to be used another day but once it’s out in the open, it will harden into something "spongy" after 24 hours so in this sense, it’s like puffy paint.
It’s an all-in-one portable studio that opens up to a ready-to-use easel, storage for all the Doh Vinci tools. It also includes an inspiration guide, coloured template boards and blank boards for her to create anything she can imagine.
The kit creates a customizable ribbon board to hold her favorite pictures and drawings. Includes two-piece memory board, add-on flourishes, Styler tool, ribbon shaped design tip, colorful ribbon, four DECO POP colors, and inspiration guide.
The frame is made of cardboard so it's a little flimsy and not too functional, but overall, I still think it came out beautifully :) Well done my dear!
The kit includes five-piece vanity with mirror, add-on flourishes, Styler tool, wavy shaped design tip, two-sided edging tool, four DECO POP colors, and inspiration guide.
Other than using Doh Vinci with its kits, you can also use it to decorate kitchen jars or personalise cards and door hangers etc. With the different designer tips, we can also create fun embellishments to be used in other craft projects. The cartridges provided for each kit is enough to finish each project. And then some. You can also buy refills and extra Styler tools if you have more than one kid, so that they can craft with it together
Doh Vinci art and design kits are available at all Toys’R’Us and major department stores. They are suitable for kids aged 6+ and up, but younger kids can use it with adult supervision. Prices start from S$6.90.
Read about the other fun activities we did with Lil Pumpkin or my list of Kid-Friendly places in Singapore.
Disclosure: This is a review for Hasbro Doh Vinci kids craft kits. All opinions are my own.