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Play-Doh Toys for Kids

Updated on September 17, 2014

Play-Doh has been loved by kids and adults alike for many generations

Play-Doh is a fantastic gift for kids and toddlers because it's fun, safe, crafty and even educational. There's a large variety of types of toys, accessories and play sets available that making playing with Play-Doh that much more fun. There are hundreds of colors of available and lots of Play-Doh play sets with favorite characters and themes. It's no wonder that Play-Doh has been entertaining millions of children and adults for many generations. You can also make fun and colorful play dough at home with ease with a simple recipe.

Cookie Monster Letter Lunch Play-Doh Set

This Cookie Monster Play-Doh set has it all. It's fun, crafty, and educational. Any young child or toddler is going to love it. Make food for Cookie Monster and watch him eat it. The set includes over 45 molds and 4 cans of Play-Doh.

The History of Play-Doh

Invented in the mid 1950s Play-Doh was originally formulated to be wallpaper cleaner. Due to its similarity to modeling clay and the fact that it was non-toxic, the creator Joe McVicker decided to market it as a toy for preschoolers. Originally it was only available in off-white and by 1957 it also came in yellow, red and blue. The original company created by Joe McVicker was called Rainbow Crafts. It has changed hands several times throughout the years but Play-doh is currently owned and produced by the Playskool division of Hasbro.

Play-doh now entertains many people of all ages with fun colors, toys and accessories. Over seven hundred million pounds of Play-Doh have been sold to date.

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In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Play-Doh in its "Century of Toys List".

Marvel 4 Favorite Brands Play-Doh Set

This fun Marvel Play-Doh set lets kids mold their favorite Marvel superheroes and let them battle it on a fun play mat. This set includes 4 canisters of Play-Doh. This would make a great Christmas present idea for any comic book loving kid.

Play-Doh Car Related Play Set for Boys

These car Play-Doh play sets can be fun for boys or girls. Any child that loves cars will love these fun Play-Doh play sets.

This recipe uses kool-aid which makes bright colors and delicious smelling play dough. It is quick and easy to make and safe for children of any age because it's safe to eat. Kids play doh is so much fun!

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 packet kool-aid
  • 2 tbs cream of tartar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil


  1. Stir the flour, salt, kool-aid and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Add the water and vegetable oil and stir again. Put on stove and cook over medium heat stirring for 3-5 minutes. Once playdough becomes a big lump take off stove, remove and let cool. Store in a zip lock bag. Play dough will last longer if you store in the fridge.
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How to Remove Play-Doh from carpet or fabric

Do not use cleaning solutions or hot water when attempting to clean Play-Doh from carpet or fabrics. Instead let it dry completely and then use a stiff brush to break the compound up. Then vacuum or wash with soap and cold water.

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Play Doh - The Story of the Three Little Pigs

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Play Doh - The Story of the Three Little Pigs

This cute Play Doh set lets kids mold a classic story- The Three Little Pigs. The set includes molds for the houses, pigs, wolf and more as well as some Play Doh to go with. This is a great Christmas present idea for toddlers.


Disney Prettiest Princess Castle Play-Doh Set

Make dresses and accessories like glass slippers and roses for the Disney Princesses. This set includes 6 containers of Play-Doh, one of which includes sparkle compound so you can make a sparkly crown or dress!

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  • Play-Doh is sold in over 75 countries around the world.
  • In celebration of Play-Doh's 50th anniversary a cake was made out of over 40lbs of Play-Doh.
  • The current mascot of Play-Doh, Play-Doh Pete, used to wear a beret which was replaced by a baseball cap in 2002.
  • If you took all the Play-Doh ever created and made it into a big ball it would weigh more than 700 million pounds.

Did you play with Play-Doh as a child and/or do your children play with it?

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      Christine Hulme 4 years ago from SE Kent, England

      I have brought out my home-made playdough on numerous occasions for the kids I have looked after. A cheal, creative activity, great for rainy days, but also for outdoors! Whilst our kids play with it, us mums are always found to be kneading and rolling whilst chatting!

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      aussiejon 4 years ago

      Oh the memories, some of them very messy haha, like some below have mentioned I remember mum often going crazy getting it out of the shag carpet... great creativity toy for kids, ill be getting some for mine!

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      FancyThatUK 4 years ago

      I used to love Play Doh, I hope my kids will love it one day too!

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      gr82batnvol 4 years ago

      Love mom...not so much. I remember them having to take the scissors to the shag carpet we had growing up because I smeared it in.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I think this is still one of the best toys for children because it encourages creativity.

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      jayavi 4 years ago

      very interesting lens, thanks for the memories :)

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I loved playdoh as a kid and am looking forward to my daughter being old enough for me to play with it again!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It is a part of 'growing up' I guess! :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Play-Doh is of great help at developing motor skills.

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      My kids love play-doh. It can usually keep my girls entertained for at least an hour.

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      askformore lm 5 years ago

      Play-Doh is a 'legend' and a 'classic'

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Play-Doh is one of those toys, that will never go out of style.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Yes to both questions! Play-Doh is one of the things I like to do with my kids, I enjoy it as much as them!

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      Christmas-Gifts-Ideas 5 years ago

      My son loves to play with Play-Doh. He is almost four, and whe he saw me playing with it he just loved it.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Oh, I love play-doh! We have made it several times, but I still thank you for the recipe. Much easier to bookmark this way :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is really a great idea and introduced, the kids and I liked PLAY-DOH, thank you for sharing and introduction. :)

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      I loved Play-Doh as a kid! I would probably still play with it if I had kids to join me. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Play-Doh is not just for kids, I love the stuff and making things. Very fun and cool lens, Melissa. Celebrate Play- Doh! :)

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      There is a lot of fun to be had with Play-Doh.

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      Mawkjump 5 years ago

      Playdoh was fun. The different colors was what did it for me. My favorite, however, was this peanut butter clay my mom would make.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Our children loved playing with it when they were small.Great fun and so creative!

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      dragonlildragon 5 years ago

      another great lens by a talented Squid. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I still remenebr my Empire Strikes Back set with great fondness. My two year old loves to eat...I with it now. I am definitely going to make it with him.

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      Isabellas-cabin 5 years ago

      This is some great information! I really like the recipe to make it, that will save me a ton of money. My kids have gotten in the habit of losing theirs all the time.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      I didn't, but my children did, and I made some at home too.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      of course...Play-Doh is very known and used here in schools...and homes

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      angelatvs 5 years ago

      I played with it and then as a preschool teacher I made it with the kids in my class all the time. What fun!

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      I played with it as a child and my youngest loves all things arts and crafts

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Yes I played with playdough as a chld and as a mother with my 2 sons.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Yes I played with playdough as a chld and as a mother with my 2 sons.

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      Melissa dear, I'm so glad to see a fun recipe to make Play-Doh for my kids. Wow, I'd love to use Kool-aid to make different shades or colors of Play-Doh this weekend. I gotta steal your recipe as it's perfect time for me to go back to the store today. I love Play-Doh for my kids. As a matter of fact, I have established some specific CLEANING RULES for my kids right after playing with Play-Doh, and they know exactly how to clean up after having a fun time with it. I'm a huge Play-Doh fan! You always choose great topics for kids especially. Wonderful lens, my dear! You did a great job! God bless dear friend!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      My kids and I all love play-doh - even the smell of it brings back such memories!

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      veldagtz 5 years ago

      My daughter play with it

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      Rudy145 LM 5 years ago

      I loved playing with play-doh when I was a kid.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      I never seen play-doh until I came here 15 years ago. My child love playing and forming it when she was very small. Thanks for this colorful lens.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I used to have a tool that had different connections you could use that would make the Play-Doh different shapes. I would play with it for hours.