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September 16, 2013 at 6:18 AM

National Play-Doh Day

When : September 16th

National Play-Doh Day celebrates a great childhood play toy. Invented in the mid 1950s, it has entertained millions of children, and allowed them to express their creativity, both at home and in the classroom.

The invention was simple. A school teacher wanted a safe modeling clay for her pre-schoolers. She asked her brother-in-law Joseph McVicker, who worked at a chemical company, to come up with something. The result was simple....flour, water and food coloring.

Its fun and easy to celebrate National Play-Doh Day. Simply pull out the Play-Doh and ......Play! There are other brands of play clay on the market. Having raised three children, this author has never seen a better brand than Play-Doh.

Happy National Play-Doh Day!

Origin of National Play-Doh Day:

Play-doh was created in 1955 by Joseph McVicker of Kutol Chemicals in Cincinnati, Ohio. It hit the market in 1956, and has been a  popular play toy ever since. It was created because McVicker's sister-in-law wanted a safe, clay-like product for her nursery school children to use. Noah and Joseph McVicker received U.S. Patent No. 3,167,440 for Play-Doh.

Hasbro Toys, the current makers of Play-doh, say it a little differently. From their website, they state: "The story of PLAY-DOH modeling compound begins in 1956 when scientists at Rainbow Crafts, a Cincinnati soap and cleaning compound company, stumbled upon a new use for the unique dough-like cleaning product. The company realized this product’s potential as a child’s modeling compound; and thus, the original, reusable PLAY-DOH compound was born."

Do you have any play doh in your house right now?


  • fammatthews4
    September 16, 2013 at 6:39 AM
    No :(
  • CampClan
    September 16, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    UGH! No!!! I hate play dough! That's one thing I do not allow in my home. 

  • 02nana07
    September 16, 2013 at 8:01 AM

     yes I bought some for the grandkids and so it will be her about another week

  • PurpleHazey
    September 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I sure do, it makes a mess. My grandchildren spent the night and my youngest and 3 of my grandchildren had it everywhere this weekend

  • Txlisa7969
    September 16, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Yep I sure do!  I have a 7yr old DS aside from two teens.  Although I think the teens like it just as much as he does.  I have never had an issue with play doh.  We have the rule of kitchen only and if by chance a small amount get in the carpet my Mom taught me an easy way to get it out.  Now Moon Dough...that stuff is the work of the devil!

  • wakymom
    by wakymom
    September 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

     Yes. Dd, 7, still likes to play w/ it some.




  • Barabell
    September 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM
  • atlmom2
    by atlmom2
    September 16, 2013 at 9:53 AM
    No. I banned it when my girls were small. It got everywhere. They were not deprived getting rid of the crap.
  • luckysevenwow
    September 16, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    No, we refill every Christmas lol

  • MomTo5B2G
    September 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Yep, my youngest plays with it all the time.

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