Doc McStuffins Play-Doh Set {Holiday Gift Idea}

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There’s good old Play-Doh, and then there’s Play-Doh packaged with your favorite Disney characters. My three year old has a stash of about 30 cans of Play-Doh that she spends hours playing with each week, so she’s already a fan of the squishy stuff. But, holy smokes, she went completely ape when she saw this Doc McStuffins Play-Doh set.

It retails for less than $10 wherever Play-Doh is sold, which makes it a great gift for a preschool holiday toy exchange. While Doc McStuffins is a young girl and the overall color scheme of the plastic pieces and the dough itself is slightly feminine, anyone who enjoys the Doc McStuffins show (girl or boy) would enjoy this kit. One of the reasons we like watching the Doc McStuffins show is that she’s a smart, resourceful kid who happens to be a girl. Her gender isn’t a heavy focus of the show. And like the universal appeal of Play-Doh itself, Doc McStuffin’s neutrality is refreshing in a sea of gender-polarized cartoons and toys. So, bottom line: if you need to buy a gender-neutral gift for a holiday gift exchange for children ages 3-5, this is a winner.

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This set includes three small tubs of Play-Doh in pink, purple and blue. It also includes a stethoscope with bandage and heart-shaped stampers on the end, a syringe that pushes out a strip of Play-Doh when plunged, a Big Book of Boo-Boos that creates three 3-D characters when pressed together, and independent stampers shaped like Lambie, Stuffy and Doc.

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My favorite piece of the set is the Book of Boo-Boos press. You stick blobs of dough inside, then press the book firmly shut to create little three-dimensional characters of Hally, Chilly and a crayon.

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We’re not exactly sure what the strip of Play-Doh that squirts out of the syringe is supposed to be, so we’re calling them “bandages,” but man, is it fun to plunge dough through it. We’ve made a wholelotta bandages in the last few days.

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A note about the stethoscope: while it looks almost big enough to wear in the ears, it’s not. It’s made of a hard, inflexible plastic and is just slightly too small to fit on a preschooler’s head comfortably. This was a little bit of a disappointment, but we discovered it fits nicely on our American Girl doll’s head just fine.

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All in all, this Doc McStuffins Play-Doh set is a gift that offers plenty of fun and character appeal for preschoolers for the less than $10 price.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Allison Baltzersen is a green mama, raising her two little girls to enjoy childhood, ask lots of questions, and be kind to the Earth.

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16 responses to “Doc McStuffins Play-Doh Set {Holiday Gift Idea}”

  1. Sabrina — November 11, 2014 @ 7:35 pm (#)

    Looks like so much fun! Cute photos.

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  2. Elizabeth+Matthiesen — November 11, 2014 @ 8:20 pm (#)

    My grandchildren can play for hours with Playdoh – I just wish there wasn’t such a mess afterwards and that they could manage to keep the colours separate.

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  3. Jeannie — November 11, 2014 @ 8:40 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness! This set is adorable! My son loves Doc McStuffins and I think he would really like playing with this play doh set.

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  4. Laurie P — November 12, 2014 @ 5:20 am (#)

    My girl is a new BIG fan of playdough….and I think Doc McStuffins is a cute and fun show. Great combination here! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it at the stores.

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  5. loriag — November 12, 2014 @ 8:39 am (#)

    Doc McStuffins Play-Doh set. looks like a whole lot of fun to play with.

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  6. DARLENE W — November 12, 2014 @ 11:27 am (#)

    Another really cute set from PlayDoh

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  7. Anne+Taylor — November 12, 2014 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    I know a few kidlets that would love this!

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  8. Jenn Erin — November 12, 2014 @ 2:55 pm (#)

    Wow less than $10? This does sound like a good gift idea!

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  9. Tiffany+Rotulo — November 12, 2014 @ 5:48 pm (#)

    Great inexpensive gift idea. PlayDoh is always a lot of fun.

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  10. Erika+Belanger — November 12, 2014 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    I think I seen this at the DIsney store!! My kids love Doc Mcstuffins and I am definitely getting them something like this, they would have so much fun!!

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  11. Melinda — November 13, 2014 @ 7:14 am (#)

    That’s cute. Wow really? It only costs that much? I am impressed how much you get for $10.

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  12. Jenny — November 14, 2014 @ 2:16 pm (#)

    My sister already has aspirations for her daughter to become a doctor so I think she would be very pleased if I got my niece this set for Christmas! You can’t beat the price either! Very good!

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  13. Stephanie+LaPlante — November 17, 2014 @ 9:17 am (#)

    My little cousins love Doc McStuffins. This would be an awesome gift.

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  14. kathy+downey — November 19, 2014 @ 4:10 am (#)

    I think the kids would really enjoy the Doc McStuffins Play-Doh set.

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  15. kathy+downey — November 26, 2014 @ 5:52 am (#)

    Another really cute set from PlayDoh,I love their variety

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  16. kathy+downey — December 12, 2014 @ 6:16 am (#)

    Have not seen this one at our Walmart

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