The Play-doh magic swirl ice cream shop ($10 from Amazon.com) is fun for all the preschoolers in your life — and for the grown-ups who love them! The centerpiece of the shop is an “ice cream” maker that is powered by a giant pink handle, and squirts out ice cream in three shapes: twirly, extra-twirly, and packaged to go (also known as “square,” and a good setting for cleaning it out afterwards). The set comes with pink, mint, and chocolate “ice cream” play-doh, as well as an extra can of “sprinkle” — which is just right for using with the two accessories, one that makes toppings like whipped cream, and one which makes chopped-up toppings like jimmies. The base is covered with moldings that can be used to make all kinds of tasty treats, and one spot for the magic birthday cake — just put playdoh on the base, cover with the cake, and push down to make the “candles” pop up!
This is a great set for any play-doh lover. Both my boys (ages 22 months and 4 years) love it, and it’s been our “go to” toy for weeks now.