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Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots Mega Pack

Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots Mega Pack

Fall 2010 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Crayola, LLC
Price: $6.99

Model Magic has all the fun of playdough with none of the mess. This kit comes with enough foam and accessories to make six goofy creatures. Our testers were entertained for hours with Model Magic. After creating all the funny creatures they could, they took them apart and started making space ships, bugs, cars, and anything else they could imagine. Every time they were told to clean up, a collective groan went up.

We love that Model Magic comes in clear little containers to hold the foam, and all of the accessories to make fun little characters. Also included were little plastic "dot makers", so we could make the creatures look even funnier and give them a 3D appearance. Our testers opened the kit and played with it for hours, and many still wanted to play with it the next day. Model Magic will probably dry up eventually, however the models we created stayed pliable even after being left out overnight.

Although the price seems a little steep, our testers like it well enough for us to recommend it enthusiastically.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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