The kids have been making lots of stuff from our homemade dough lately and they wanted more colors. We were out of salt and I was feeling lazy, so I asked J. to pick up a multipack of Play-doh the next time he hit the store. There is a difference for us. Many of the molds and extruders and such work really well with Play-doh and not so much so with our homemade dough, which can stick inside of things. The kids were happy to get lots of colors and have been playing together and with our neighbor.