The 10 Best Play Doh Sets

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Let children's creativity flourish by gifting them a Play-Doh set. With any of the engaging options on this list, your son or daughter will be able to realize all kinds of ideas, like silly recipes, fantastic creatures, and much more. Many have a specific theme, which makes it easy to find a perfect match for any youngster's interests. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best play doh set on Amazon.

10. 36-Pack Case

9. Numbers, Letters 'n Fun

7. Doctor Drill 'n Fill

6. Sizzlin' Stovetop

5. My Little Pony Make 'n Style

4. Play Date Party

3. Fun Factory Mega Set

2. Kitchen Creations Pizza Party

1. Play 'n Store Table

Editor's Notes

October 29, 2019:

Play-Doh has been a tried and true children's toy for decades, and with its nontoxic formulation, malleability, and the possibilities for endless creations, it's not hard to see why. Just like with kinetic sand sets, Play-Doh allows youngsters to get their hands dirty and enjoy sensory play that's critical to cognitive skill development.

While it's designed to be safe and won't harm your kids if they accidentally ingest some (and it tastes bad enough that they likely won't try to eat it again), it's still best to always supervise children during playtime and keep doh away from pets, who actually can get sick from eating it due to its high salt content. When using sets that create pretend food, be sure to explain to your child that it is not to be eaten or fed to animals.

There are sets on this list to cater to kids of all stripes, from budding bakers and chefs (Kitchen Creations Pizza Party, Sizzlin' Stovetop, Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations), and little ones who like to work with numbers and letters (Numbers, Letters 'n Fun), to My Little Pony fans (My Little Pony Make 'n Style), and those who enjoy open-ended play (36-Pack Case).

Joining the ranks today is the Play Date Party, an inclusive kit that's ideal for keeping children busy during play dates and slumber parties. It comes with everything a group needs to work together on various themes and has enough tools to go around. And if you're looking for more options for multiple children, you'll want to consider the Fun Factory Mega Set as well.


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Last updated on November 09, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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