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Pamela Brill

Lighten Up: Lumi Dough

April 24, 2014

Lumi DoughWhen I was a kid, I loved my Play-Doh. The scent alone was enough to inspire me to create anything, from the pizza topped with pretend pepperoni to a three-dimensional heart that made for a heart-felt Mother’s Day gift. So naturally, when I had kids of my own, I couldn’t wait to break out the good stuff and watch them sculpt away. In fact, some of my favorite moments of my now-fourth grader’s early days were seeing her make play food out of dough with my dad, the two of them with sleeves rolled up, working feverishly to outdo the other one’s creativity. Boy, have things changed. Since my daughter was in preschool, a whole slew of molding compounds have entered the scene: from ones that are super-lightweight, to dough that’s extra squishy. But never in my wildest dreams, did I think this stuff could glow in the dark…until now. Lumi Dough is made from non-toxic silicon that casts an illuminating glow when the lights are out. It lends an extra element to creative play that works perfectly for fashioning race car that need head lights or stars to light up a nighttime diorama. A standard set comes with 5 glow-in-the-dark colors: clear, pink, green, purple and blue, plus black (perfect for backdrops). All you need is an active imagination, and you’re good to go!

In a Nutshell: Get your glow on with light-up dough that takes creativity to a whole new dimension.