Fun with Plasticine

We have been having fun with Plasticine, and have enjoyed making some great creations which we can mould and keep without drying out! I can remember when Plasticine was something my Nan bought me for Christmas and came in shades of grey, brown, and green. So I was interested to see what modern Plasticine had to offer and how it has changed.

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The consistency of Plasticine is the same as I remember, it is cold and hard but once warmed up is easy to mould and shape however you want it. The boy and I were excited to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that you can make from Plasticine called Squidgems. These mini packs come with enough to make and create your own turtle. Each pocket money pack contains card cutouts and enough Plasticine in green and brown for your model. You simple shape, add faces, and weapons and you have a great little fun character. There are of course four to collect, and these would be great to make you own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle battle scene. We found the Turtles great fun to make and easy enough for the boy to be happy with his Leonardo figure. proving Plasticine is not just for younger children.

fun with plasticine

Plasticine comes in many colours and we were sent Fluro, which are fun neon colours great for silly monsters. Basix, with 6 basic colours for fun mixing and play. Plasticine also comes as 24 colour packs, and the boy thought this would be perfect with so many colours for making a fun Minecraft scene. Many of the packs come with small plastic tools to aid the modelling process, handy if you don’t want the kids to use the cutlery.

My favourite pack has to be the animal creations, this pack comes with a plastic stencil like shape that you can mould your Plasticine into, to create a fun animal. There is 12 different coloured sticks of Plasticine, so you can go wild and make crazy coloured animals if you like. Our reindeer was easy to make, and looked very effective when finished, and a little overlapping f colours gave his some character.

plasticine reindeer

Plasticine, is fun safe, and best of all I didn’t have to pick little crumbly bits out of the carpet afterwards, like I have done with some modelling clays. If you are looking for something for the school holidays for kids, then Plasticine might be the answer with something for every pocket and sets starting at £1.49 for the Turtle Squidgems, up to FunTubulous buckets at £6.99. I can see the boy using Plasticine again for some fun creative play, and even school projects.

Disclaimer: we were sent a selection of Plasticine to review and keep the opinions remain ours and have not been altered.

Rapidough – Review and Giveaway

Rapidough is a great fun family game from Drumond Park, for ages 8+ playing with two teams (minimum of 4 players) and has a RRP of £24.99. The boy was excited to play Rapidough as I had told him how we had played this game many years ago with friends, and just how bad Dad Dragon was at making things with dough!

rapidough review

So with Bingo Granny arriving for Mothers Day dinner, the challenge was set to play Rapidough. Bingo Granny was keen to find out more and had a little practice with the boy before he decided on teaming up with me, against Granny and Dad. Rapidough is such a simple game and such laugh out loud fun that I knew everyone would enjoy it.

Setup: The box contains two of each, mats, dough, knife, plunger as well as a box of 300 word cards. Choose your teams, and dough colour from the blue and yellow. Then decide from the packs of cards which ones you are going to use. There are three packs Pack one has only one word which must be modelled. Pack 2 has three words and you can choose which you make. Pack 3 have two words on coloured backgrounds which you model the word the same colour as your dough.

rapidough models

Modelling rules are simple as anything goes, and you decide before the game if you are happy for modellers to animate their creations. Modellers start at the same time and race the other team to make and get the correct guess before their opposing team. Sometimes this happens very fast other times it can be slower as more detailed modeling is needed. The first team to model and guess correctly win and steal a plug of dough from the other team. The winner is the one with dough left when the other team run out!

Rapidough has to be a game I remember being fond of playing as I love the dough modelling, and the creations can be so funny. Especially Dad Dragon as he is not the most creative person. The boy is always keen to win and we set of at a great pace winning the first two rounds and stealing dough from a reluctant Bingo Granny. Our opponents soon pulled back with the next few rounds and for some time it was pretty level. Then the boy made a fantastic Statue of Liberty, which even Dad had to admit was very creative. I think however our opponents were cheating a little with less modelling and more gesturing going on.

rapidough

The boy and I won the day with a final flourish, and I have to say it was lovely to see him so happy and engrossed in a game. There was much laughter mostly at Dad trying to make an animal, and then trying to stop the boy from taking dough. Rapidough is defiantly a game for stay in-doors family fun. So if you are stuck for something to play with your family on a wet day we can thoroughly recommend Rapidough. If like us you are a smaller family of 3, then don’t worry as the boy invented his own modelling guessing game. He modelled the words and I had to guess the answers, the rules can also be adjusted as suits your family, and even little kids can team up with grown ups to be guesser’s.

You can buy Rapidough from your local toy retailer or online using this Amazon affiliate link

Would you like the chance to win Rapidough, along with Logo What am I and Wordsearch Junior. This fantastic family games bundle is worth over £60 then why not enter my giveaway with the Gleam app below.

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Disclaimer we were sent Rapidough to review and keep, the content of this review is in our own words and has not been altered.

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