Spin Master Moon Sand Sweet Delights Bake Shop Playset

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PRODUCT: Spin Master Moon Sand Sweet Delights Bake Shop Playset (www.spinmastertoys.co.uk)Moon Sand Sweet Delights

DESCRIPTION: A modelling set with a bakery theme, which uses magic moulding moon sand that never dries out. Includes 1 x working cake mixer, 9 x moulds, 2 x spoons, 1 x serving plate, 1 x cake plate and lid, 1 x cake server, 1 x sandbox case, and 840g (30oz) coloured Moon Sand. Note that Moon Sand is not edible. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Sweet Delights Bake Shop is, quite simply, a wonderfully addictive modelling set with a delighful baking theme that young girls in particular will love.

The playset is based around Moon Dough, which is a great alternative to Play Doh, and can be easily moulded into various shapes, models and structures. The benefit of Moon Sand, however, is that it never dries out (true as far as was tested), meaning in theory that your child can reuse the sand without the need to keep replacing it.

Moon Sand Sweet DelightsThe set includes three different colours of Moon Sand - pink, purple and grey - each in its own poly bag. Before use, the sand needs to be squashed and squeezed in your hands to expand and soften it ready for moulding. This is really easy to do, and the sand sticks together well. The great feature of the sand is that it is really easy to brush or hoover up if accidental spills occur...even on carpets!

A generous number of moulds are included, with wonderful detailed crafting on the cases to create a fantastic (and appetising!) array of cute cakes and sweet treats. The different shapes and sizes of moulds enable the models to be combined and stacked to produce endless creations, and packing the sand tightly into the moulds using layers of different coloured sand creates some really effective results. Alternatively, the sands can be mixed together to create different colours using a wonderful little cake mixer that is also included with the set. The mixer is pink in colour with a great quality finish, and assembles easily for young children to operate via a small mixing handle on the top of the mixer.

In addition, the playset comes with a great number of plastic play accessories, including a small cake slice (not sharp!), two spoons, and two serving plates, one of which has a removable lid. Furthermore, the case which the playset is packaged in folds out to become a brilliant and very useful play tray - the lid transforms into a bake shop scenic back drop, complete with fold-down play panel, while the base of the case can be used not only to keep play contained, but also to display your child's creations using the integrated cake stands.

As the sand will not dry out, the models can be displayed for as long or as little as your child likes, following which they can simply be taken apart and reused as required! Alternatively, the models can be baked in the oven, under adult supervision, to make them hard (baking instructions provided), and then painted and decorated using water-based paints (not included).

In our opinion, this is a really wonderful, versatile and well-designed playset that promotes plenty of creative and imaginative play, and will be an instant hit among young girls!

BAD POINTS: Quite expensive although the sand should last a long time. The sand will ruin if it comes into contact with any water, liquids or soaps. The different colours of sand cannot be separated once mixed together.

PRICE: Approx. £22.99


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