DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Review

DohVinci VanityPlay-Doh DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Design Kit Review (Hasbro)

Our rating: 4 stars

With the DohVinci Style & Store Vanity, you get to decorate your own mini vanity in 3D, to make it unique, with the special brightly colored Deco Pop molding dough from Play-Doh.

But do children enjoy this new kind of craft kit, and what’s included in the pack? Let’s take a look.

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DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit Video

DohVinci Vanity Design Kit Features

* Vanity has a pull-out drawer and mirror
* Decorate it with 3D Deco Pop modelling compound
* Deco Pop comes in 4 bright colours
* Styler comes with special wave design tip
* Inspiration guide included
* Age 6-12 (we think best for age 8-10)

DohVinci Vanity Review

DohVinci is a new kind of Play-Doh that uses follow-the-plan design kits. Everything is laid out for you. Kind of like a coloring book, but using thin moldable dough.

Play-Doh, Hasbro’s gooey molding mix with the one of a kind aroma, has offered hand-powered extruding kits since you or parents were eating the stuff in the 1970s. Hasbro has come up with a much safer alternative called Deco Pop in DohVinci kits, that uses a new kind of Play-Doh that hardens overnight.

DohVinci Vanity with childInstead of coming in a big yellow tub, the newly formulated Play-Doh comes in fine-tipped tubes so that it doesn’t harden all the way through after each use. Cartridges are inserted into a handheld device that looks very similar to a hot glue gun and allows children to draw or write any design they like. Since it takes many hours to harden, mistakes can be easily and immediately wiped away.

Several kits and designs are available. The most popular one at the current time is the Style & Store Vanity. We will be reviewing this one today.

Tools are provided in this Style & Store Vanity kit. Four tubes each hold a different bright color. Interchangeable tips allow you to put the Deco Pop on smooth or in a wavy pattern and a sculpting tool is used for finishing touches.

The vanity itself is made of mostly of tough cardboard, so be careful when punching it out or molding it. Although this cardboard is sturdy, you will need to remember it is a toy. A working draw allows your child to store a few light items.

Because each kit already comes with the design painted on, is there enough creativity? For the child that is challenged with creative ideas, this is ideal. Many children like to have the exact same thing as their friend(s) also.

The kit seems more suited to making 2D designs that have a bit of 3D texture to them. But you can also use the DohVinci to make 3D models if you have the patience to wait for every single layer to dry before applying the next one.

Your creations will only last for about a year before completely drying out and falling apart. But for kids it is perfect, since a year is much longer than any child’s attention span would ever last.

Although DohVinci is geared for girls, some parents said that boys and even adults enjoyed this craft. Decorating with DohVinci is addictive fun, and helps children create unique decor pieces without a mess.

DohVinci is wonderful for get-togethers and parties. Get a few kits and you could have a DohVinci party and everyone will have a blast. Kids will sit in one place crafting for an hour or more with giggles of excitement.

In conclusion, looking at pictures of this kit, parents may not think that there is a lot of creativity or much to do, but the fact is that youngsters love designing in 3-D. Children are quickly able to understand the concept and pick up how to use the tools. They will experiment with different styles and designs, creating something colorful and unique. Very rewarding for the right child.

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Our rating: 4 stars

Published November 27th, 2014

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