Back To School: Win Play-Doh, Burger Builder System

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | August 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm



Congratulations Betty N

Play Doh is a staple in my home, in fact it is one of my favorite items I carry in my bag, the others are crayons and aquadoodles.  Truth is I have toyed with several variations and cheaper knock-offs of Play-Doh but the scent and quality of their inferior cousins convinced me to not even bother. When I heard about the new contest asking children and parents to create favorite foods using Paly-Doh and submit the pictures of it, I thought what a great concept and decided to share. I mean we already do this at home, as I am sure many homes across America as well, but now we get to win a prize for it. The grand prize winner of the READY, GO PLAY-DOH $10,000 CREATION CONTEST will receive a $5,000 playroom makeover as well as a $5,000 “Doh-nation” to their child’s school. Some great news is September 16th is National Play-Doh Day? and Mommy Niri can help the celebratiion get on the road>

Since creative play is an active part of a child’s life Play-Doh has created the new Play-Doh Burger Maker, which we were lucky enough to receive to try out. We were excited to get started except for one little detail, my girls had never eaten a burger in their life. Being vegetarian it was not a common thing in their diet (though I was privvy to to vegetarian burgers)   Well we got going and the realistic imprints of the lettuce and tomatoes were enough to get my little  ones curious.   What I liked about this Burger Builder was that it was easy for the girls to assemble the pieces themselves. Oodles of fun left the girls tired and hungry.

I chanced making a (real) vegetarian burger and offered it to my 4 year old and those play-doh burgers must have whet her appetite because it was the first time she ate a burger.

Want to win the Play-Doh, Burger Builder System?

So to help you get invigorated to enter that $5K contest how about a contraption of your own? Mommy Niri always thinks of her readers and if offering  her readers a chance to own one of these Play-Doh Burger Builder system, which by the way only gets released in September (who says Mommy Niri is not ahead of the game?) The contest closes on the September 12th, 2009. The winner will be chosen by

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    I have so many wonderful memories of Play-Doh (actually, my mom used to make it for me and I’d get to help). I used to love mixing the food coloring to create my special color! I am excited to introduce REAL Play-Doh to my son (he’s only 16 months right now and I know it would go straight into his mouth…so I am waiting). :)

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    Kim H. says:

    Our favorite crafts are the simple ones. We do love to play with play doh, but we’ve never had anything like a builder. We use cookie cutters.

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    Crafts were always my favorite thing to do at school (macaroni + glue and sparkles = happy day for my younger self). I love play doh to this day. I’d love to have an excuse to smell that wonderful scent again! Thanks for the great opportunity!

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    My children and I love to play with Play-Doh! Thank you for the contest! We also enjoy creating designs with Perler Beads, painting with watercolors, and making collages with pictures from old magazines.


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    Jennifer M says:

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    Leann S says:

    I make my own playdough with flour, salt, water, cream of tartar and vegetable oil. It stays fresh forever and comes right out of the carpet.

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    Sonya says:

    We love doing all sorts of crafts, but Playdoh is a favorite!

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    Bambi M says:

    Hubby and I are both big crafters, and we’re looking forward to trying different crafts with our little one to see what she likes! We both bead and whittle, he also paints and scrapbooks. We both love spending quiet time together just stringing beads and making things!

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    Deb K says:

    My favorite craft to do with the grandchildren is Making cards~as they have such a imagination and they turn out so Cute!

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    Ellie W says:

    I’m not a very crafty person but I do enjoy making holiday decorations. My mom used to do it with me and I always did it with my children. This year I plan on doing it with my grand kids.

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    Amanda S. says:

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    Missy says:

    my kids and I have art day on sundays and one of our favorite crafts is when make homemade playdoh, they LOVE creating their own colors, and usually end up mixing it with their storebought playdoh…lol

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    Miranda Allen says:

    me and the kids love play doh

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    brooke says:

    oo my favorite crafts with the kids is using play-doh to make animals or using left over pieces of materials to make new artwork… glue, scraps of materials, and crayons equals hours of fun and crafts

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    gloria says:

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    My favorite craft is crocheting. My daughter and I work together to make blankets for the holidays.

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    Maggie M says:

    We love to paint. I save boxes and my kids go crazy paining the outside, inside, and themselves.

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    Chrysa says:

    Making small things like ornaments is always fun.

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    Jammie says:

    My favorite craft was making my daughters pinata. It turned out so nice but a day before the party I noticed the mice got it I was so upset.

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    Heather says:

    My girls and I like making pictures from things we find around the house, old hair bows, cereal that dropped on the floor, brightly colored magazine pages ect. all get cut up and arranged into works of art!

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    Paula Harmon says:

    I LOVE to crosstitch. I also do bead knitting, making little amulet purses. I learned from my mom who was always doing a craft when I was growing up, everything from stained glass to basketweaving. She’s done it all!

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    Tricia Andrews says:

    My daughter and I love to make bird feeders in the winter out of used toilet paper rolls, or paper towel rolls. We smear peanut butter on them and then roll them in birdseed. We string them up outside and watch our feathered friends eat. It’s a nice way to help the birds out and connect with my daughter.

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    My favorite crafts are making hairbows with my daughter, they normally don’t turn out all that pretty, but it’s fun making them!

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    Sherri B. says:

    Our crafts involve anything that has to be painted. The kids love to paint things so whatever we make has to be painted. Thanks!

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    christina singer says:

    our favorite craft has always been clay ornaments. we make them for Christmas and just for fun. I must have 100 little clay animals on strings in my kitchen. it’s messy, creative, and the fruits of our labor make great little gifts.

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    Gianna says:

    When I was younger my favorite crafts involved either cross stitch or plastic canvas.

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    kathy p says:

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    Stacey says:

    My sons like to make macaroni letters to spell their names. Easy and educational! They love play-dough too!

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    DanV says:

    Right now our favorite crafts are making things for the fall with leaves and pumpkins and apples

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    Renee Weiner says:

    favorite craft:
    We like painting clothes and shoes with fabric paint.

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    Rhonda Clemens says:

    I remember as a child me and my sisters would make decorations for the well known holidays and hang them up at our house and our grandparents houses as well. I remember using cotton balls, popcorn seeds, buttons,strings, yarn, paper, cardboard, glitter, stickers, cereal, pretty much whatever we found useful around the house….it was really fun!
    Thansks for the great giveaway!

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    Donna K says:

    We like to scrapbook.

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    Janet says:

    I like 2 make sparkle balls for christmas presents:)

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    dawn says:

    Our favorite crafts are painting wooden cut-outs to make chimes, decorations, etc.

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    Candie L says:

    I love making the ginger bread houses with the kids. Thank you

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    Sand says:

    I love painting and cross stitch.

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    tim says:

    my favorite crafts would be anything that had to do with woodworking and then painting the finished project.

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    barrie says:

    cake decorating is my craft of choice.

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    Rajee says:

    Our crafts involve anything that has to be painted. The kids love to paint things so whatever we make has to be painted

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    Lily Kwan says:

    I enjoy scrapbooking.

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