While today is National Guacamole Day, National Stepfamily Day, Working Parents Day and National Wife Appreciation Day, September 16 is also for kids of all ages – it’s National Play-Doh Day!
This popular product has been entertaining and delighting children of all ages since Rainbow Crafts began selling it back in 1956. Legend has it a teacher asked her brother-in-law, Joseph McVicker, to come up with a safe and simple modeling clay for her students in 1955. And the rest, as they say, is history.
While the original Play-Doh was available only in one color, red, yellow and blue were added in 1957. In 1960, mini-cans were added to the line. And if you think Play-Doh is a passing fad, think again. Over 950 million pounds of the reusable modeling compounds have been sold. While the exact formula in this classic toy remains top secret, basic ingredients include salt, flour and water.
Whether you spell it Play-Doh, play dough or playdough, why not save some dough and make your own this year?