Every time my little guy plays with this chocolate play dough, the whole house smells delicious! I’m not sure how this would work with a younger child since the scent is so enticing, but he is 4 and old enough to understand that it’s not to eat. This is actually the second time I have made this with my little guy. The first time we used cookie cutters and cupcake wrappers and the fun lasted for a little while. This time, I let him do his own thing, and guess what, it makes great dirt! And logs. He was so excited to start playing with it first thing this morning.