Monday, September 16, 2013

Today is National Play-Doh Day!

Play-Doh is part of childhood for all of us . . . for good reason; after all, what could possibly be more fun than making things from dough? I found two accounts on-line for the origin of Play-Doh . . . "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. 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 their 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.'" Regardless of who invented it, Play-Doh has provided countless hours of fun for countless children!

DIY Pumpkin Playdoh Recipe - Doyle DispatchI thought it would be fun to share a couple recipes for making your own homemade Play-Doh . . . which I found on Pinterest, of course! This first recipe is fun on Play-Doh day and any day in the Fall in particular as it is a Pumpkin Pie Play-Doh recipe! Just follow this link and you'll find complete directions . . . this one sounds like fun to make and since it will smell like pumpkin pie it should be amazing!!! 

Since the pumpkin pie Play-Doh involves cooking, I thought I'd share another recipe I found on Pinterest which is so easy you could have your grandchildren make their own Play-Doh! Just follow this link and you'll find the recipe - it only has three ingredients - and complete directions for making the play-doh . . . you use a zippy bag!!! Sounds simple and fun . . . it will be something I try in the near future with my grandsons for sure! 

Do you have a favorite DIY Play-Doh recipe? Whether you go to the store to buy some Play-Doh . . . or make some of your own, plan to celebrate National Play-Doh Day with your grandchildren by having fun creating things with Play-Doh! Enjoy!

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