"While I realize this was an inexpensive item, I do not recommend this at all! When the dough arrived I was skeptical due to the colors - there was black. Most parents would be cautious. I took a piece out to test it and it turned my hands black immediately. I only had it a short time, much less than a child playing with it would. The texture was pasty and the color was all over the place. Luckily I was able to find a large party pack of small play doh containers at target for $5 and I swapped them out."