Regardless of your age, ethnicity or the city you grew up in, ten bucks says that one of your first masterpieces was created with Play-Doh. The colorful molding clay is a childhood staple, invoking feelings of nostalgia, innovation and retro fun.
With over 2 billion cans sold and close to 100 years of innovation under their belt, Play-Doh recently made the move into the bath & body space with the introduction of Play-Doh Bath-- sold exclusively by TownleyGirl.
The product Sevyn (my ten-year-old son) and I received was the 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash Formula by Play-Doh Bath. The moisturizing watermelon-scented soap is housed in an specially designed squeeze bottle that is SO realistic, it confused Sevyn for a solid fifteen minutes.
Sevyn: Mom, is that Play-Doh?
Me: No, it’s a body wash and shampoo and conditioner from TownleyGirl for you to try. An all-in-one.
Sevyn: Are you sure...I think they sent you Play-Doh. Like, for real I know what Play-Doh looks like.
(Tries to pull the top canister off)
Me: Sevyn, listen. It just LOOKS like Play-Doh, but it’s REALLY a body wash for the shower. It’s one tube with the shampoo, conditioner and body wash, all in one.
The little light bulb in his curious brain went off and he was immediately excited.
Sevyn: Can I take my bath right after dinner?
Me: If YOU insist... Go ahead.
Normally it takes two reminders, an extra snack, and a few nudges to get a ten-year-old boy into the bath, but the intelligent design and fun fruity scent of the Play-Doh Bath 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash Formula ($3.99) instantaneously transformed the tiring experience into a magical one.
Next week we expect the Play-Doh Bath 5 Piece Moldable Soap Set ($3.99) to arrive and I don’t know who is more excited, Sevyn or myself. innovative set is a perfect gift, coming in a fun stackable tube, with each clay cube individually packaged in a colorful container. If you’re still a little lost like my little guy was-- here’s how it works:
There are five cubes of moldable clay soap included in the container, each one infused with a summer-ready scent. The clay can be used during bath-time to create an array of masterpieces and when it’s time to scrub down, the clay suds up into a moisturizing soap.
Until we receive the Play-Doh Bath Moldable Soap Set, I am going to order a couple back-ups of the 3-in-1 Wash and attempt to drag my son out of the bath- that's a first! Though millennial parenting can often be filled with new and unfamiliar technology, scary hobbies and mind-boggling slang, one thing remains a constant between my son and me; the love of creativity a ball of Play-Doh brings and the joy a night of peace can bring.