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Great play ice cream
on March 21, 2009
We needed some ice cream for the play food repertoire and looked at a number of different implementations -- wood a la Melissa and Doug, Fleece, cheesy plastic, and these sturdy yet mildly flexible rubber ones. Ultimately I left it up to my 3 year old daughter who sat and deliberated over them on the store floor ("I can only get one, right?).
Initially I leaned toward the wooden ice cream since I'm a fan of wood toys. But this was a good choice -- the ice cream looks realistic, has a pleasing texture, is nicely weighted, super durable (tossed all around), and richly colored (more so than the alternatives).
After the purchase we sat down in a pizza shop and took out the ice cream. Other small children there were standing on their seats vying for a look so we had a communal ice cream "tasting".
Note that the balls of ice cream are hollow -- like a shell -- so that they can be stacked in a realistic way.