I’ve discovered over the years – you either love or hate Play-Doh. I just had a really good time trying out the new Spaghetti Factory ($9.99)…It’s similar to the “hair” makers of the past. (If you haven’t played with Play Doh since you’re a kid–then you will have no idea what I’m talking about.) In both cases you fill the toy with Play-Doh and you press down on the mechanism and the Play-Doh comes out in long “spaghetti-shaped” strands. If you have a child with special needs and you’re working on building strength in your child’s hands–you may want to give this one a try. You’ll want to attach the pasta machine to the table surface for added stability.
The base has molds for making other shapes…my mother made a lot of ravioli and bow ties–but for me it all about pushing down the plunger and making the spaghetti come out.