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Saturday, September 16, 2017

National Play Doh Day

Hope you had your chance to play with some play doh today. After all, it is national play doh day. Many of us have played with it during our childhood but may not know where or when it was invented. Play Doh was invented in the mid 1950s and has been used to allow children to use their imagination for many years.

A school teacher wanted to create a safe modeling clay for her pre schoolers. Her brother in law Joseph McVicker worked at a chemical company and decided to help her out. It turns out that mixing flour, water and food color makes up the perfect clay. There are many brands of play clay on the market but the main one that everyone seems to recognize is play-doh.

Joseph McVicker of Kutol Chemicals in Cincinnati Ohio created the doh in 1955 and by 1956 it was all ready a popular toy. Hasbro toys the makers of Ply-doh disagree. They say the story of play doh begins in 1956 when a scientist at Rainbow crafts based in Cincinnati and makes soap and cleaning compounds, created a unique cleaning dough. The company realized that this doh was perfect for children and the original Play-Doh was born. No matter how it came to be I hope you spend many hours being creative with your dough

Here is a recipe to make your own



  1. Hi Angie,
    Never knew it was National play dough day.....I have
    no play dough at my we didn't play with that funny how they have all these
    national days, like national donut day and all sorts
    of things. lol

    Leaving you a comment from when you came by to visit
    my blog about hurricane Irma.
    Hi Angie,
    So nice to have you come by and thanks for your caring comments. Yes, it will grow back
    in time and we will never know it happened. At least that is what happened when we went
    thru Hurricane Charlie.....

    Will be over to visit you soon hon,
    Thanks for stopping by to visit,

    Blessings Galore,

  2. Play Doh is fun for young and old alike! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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