Get it out for one afternoon, and you'll still be scraping bits of it out of the carpet two weeks later. It's the sticky gift that just keeps on giving.
But the girls love it SO much I just can't say no when they beg me to prise open those little yellow tubs. I adore watching them, heads bowed in concentration, as they make their squidgy little creations.
Not surprising, then, that Big Sis was pretty darn excited to try out this PLAY-DOH PRETTIEST PRINCESS CASTLE, from the Disney Store...
With this cool fairytale contraption you get to mould Play-Doh ball gowns on to figurines of three Disney Princesses: Belle, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.
But here's the best part: squeeze some dough down into the top tower, and it winds its way out as Rapunzel's long, flowing hair!
Big Sis was enraptured, and played with it for hours. Yes, there was a bit of mess to clean up (OK, a lot of mess) but it was worth it to see the girls have so much fun.
A beaming smile cancels out a Play-Doh carpet stain any day!
• the Disney Play-Doh Prettiest Princess Castle was provided for review