Modelling Clay & Play Dough

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Patarev Pocket Butterfly

Patarev Pocket Butterfly

MMD4678
£5.75
2 in stock
5.0
4 Tubs of Modelling Play Dough - Djeco
4 Tubs of Modelling Play Dough - Djeco

4 Tubs of Modelling Play Dough - Djeco

MMD4253
£7.99
2 in stock
Patarev unicorn
Unicorn modelling clay patarev

Patarev Pocket Unicorn

MMD4680
£5.75
2 in stock
Patarev sea dragons

Patarev Pocket Sea Dragon

MMD4679
£5.75
1 in stock
Patarev elephant
Modelling clay elephant

Patarev Pocket Elephant

MMD4677
£5.75
2 in stock
Sentosphere Patarev cupcakes
Cupcake models patarev

Patarev Cupcakes

MMD4681
£14.99
1 in stock
Sentosphere Patarev cactus
Patarev Cactus

Patarev Cactus

MMD4682
£14.99
3 in stock
Softine Animals Modelling Clay
Softine Animals Modelling Clay

Softine Animals Modelling Clay

MMD4685
£17.99
3 in stock
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What is the difference between Patarev and Play Dough?

Patarev and Play-Doh are both modeling clays, but they have distinct differences in terms of composition, texture, use, and properties.

1. Composition
- Patarev: Made from a lightweight, non-toxic polymer-based formula. It often contains ingredients like water, a polymer, and colouring agents. Patarev is known for its unique texture that doesn't stick to surfaces or hands.
- Play-Doh: Composed mainly of water, salt, and flour, along with other ingredients for texture, colour, and preservative purposes. It has a soft, pliable consistency.

2. Texture and Feel:
- Patarev: Has a smoother and more elastic texture. It's often described as feeling a bit like a mix between clay and a rubbery, marshmallow-like consistency. It is light and easy to mould, and it doesn’t crumble or leave residues.
- Play-Dough: Has a soft, dough-like texture that is easy to mould but can dry out and become crumbly over time. It tends to leave a salty residue and can stick to surfaces and tools.

3. Drying and Reusability:
- Patarev: Dries to a firm yet slightly flexible state and retains bright colours. Once dry, it remains durable and can be painted or varnished. It's air-dry, so it doesn’t need baking. While it can be rehydrated slightly, it's primarily meant to be used in a single session.
- Play-Doh: Designed for reuse and typically stored in an airtight container to keep it soft. If left out, it dries and hardens, but it can be softened again with a bit of water. Once it hardens, it becomes brittle and breaks apart easily.

4. Uses and Applications:
- Patarev: Often used for more detailed and lasting craft projects due to its smooth finish and ability to hold fine details once dry. Suitable for model-making and artistic projects that require a firmer finished product.
- Play-Doh: Primarily used for play and educational activities for young children. It’s great for encouraging creativity and motor skill development but isn’t typically used for permanent projects.

5. Clean-up and Safety:
- Patarev: Easier to clean up as it doesn't stick to surfaces or hands as much as Play-Doh. It's also non-toxic and less likely to cause mess.
- Play-Doh: Can be messier due to its tendency to stick to surfaces and tools. It’s non-toxic and safe for children but can leave residue and crumbs that need to be cleaned up.

So Patarev is distinguished by its smooth, elastic texture and suitability for detailed, lasting projects, while Play-Doh is known for its soft, dough-like consistency and versatility in children's play.

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