- 1 PLAY-DOH GAME FAQs
- 2 Invention Related Play-Doh FAQs
- 3 Ingredients in Play-Doh
- 3.1 What components make up the PLAY-DOH compound?
- 3.2 What are PLAY-DOH toys available?
- 3.3 Who owns PLAY-DOH?
- 3.4 Who invented PLAY-DOH?
- 3.5 When was PLAY-DOH first introduced to kids?
- 3.6 What makes the PLAY-DOH soft?
- 3.7 How available is PLAY-DOH worldwide?
- 3.8 What is the funniest thing said about PLAY-DOH?
- 3.9 How much is PLAY-DOH produced in each year?
- 3.10 What is the importance of PLAY-DOH to kids?
- 4 Harm Related Play-Doh FAQs
- 5 Preservation
- 6 Cleaning FAQs for Play-Doh
- 6.1 How do I remove PLAY-DOH compound from carpet?
- 6.2 Why does my PLAY-DOH dry up completely after leaving the jar open?
- 6.3 What are the latest discoveries of PLAY-DOH?
- 6.4 What unique things can PLAY-DOH DO?
- 6.5 What is a fascinating fact about PLAY-DOH compound?
- 6.6 Why does PLAY-DOH smell so good?
- 6.7 How possible is it to bake PLAY-DOH?
- 6.8 Directions for baking
- 6.9 How can I dry PLAY-DOH without getting cracks?
- 6.10 What does PLAY-DOH stick to?
- 6.11 Why does PLAY-DOH conduct electricity so smoothly?
- 6.12 How can you prevent PLAY-DOH from conducting electricity?
- 6.13 Why doesn’t play-doh make its products in the color brown?
- 6.14 Is play-doh a good toy for a three years old child?
- 6.15 Despite playing with play-doh, what else can I do with it?
- 6.16 You have the infinite amount of PLAY-DOH what do you do with it?
- 6.17 What is similar to PLAY-DOH but won’t dry up?
- 6.18 Can you make your PLAY-DOH?
- 6.19 How can I be more artful with PLAY-DOH?
- 6.20 What exciting project can one come up with when using PLAY-DOH?
- 6.21 Is PLAY-DOH the most popular toy in the world?
- 6.22 How true is it I can play with PLAY-DOH online?
- 6.23 How do I start to play with the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP?
- 6.24 What are the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP and the PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
- 6.25 How do I scan in a PLAY-DOH creation in the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP and THE PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
- 6.26 What is the difference between the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP and THE PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
- 6.27 What kinds of creations can one scan into the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP?
- 6.28 What is unique with the PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
- 6.29 Where can I find help while using the PLAY-DOH SHAPE APP?
- 6.30 Which mobile devices and platforms are compatible with the APP?
- 6.31 What could be the solution if I am having trouble to scan with the app?
- 6.32 How do I fix my PLAYDOH TOUCH APP that is continuously crashing as I try to scan items?
PLAY-DOH GAME FAQs
Invention Related Play-Doh FAQs
How did the idea PLAY-DOH come to be?
PLAY-DOH was not intentionally a toy but was invented as an effective wallpaper cleaner. It was first created in the year 1930s by a soap company called Kutol in Saint Louis. The messy free texture and putty-like handling was not successful as wallpaper cleaner and was later launched as a toy.
What is PLAY-DOH?
PLAY-DOH is a modeling component for kids. It can be found in a range of different colors. The most common are the primary colors red and yellow. It is also popular in the neon color. The compound arrives in yellow sealed cans that have been there for decades.
How do you use PLAY-DOH?
The compound is pliable, and users mainly pinch, knead and form different, shapes to make their favorite designs. It allows the users to use their imagination in creating different inanimate items while others recreate something they have seen before.
Ingredients in Play-Doh
What components make up the PLAY-DOH compound?
The specific compounds of PLAY-DOH are patented but some of the ingredients include high contents of salt, and the compound may be harmful to pets when ingested. It is majorly a mixture of salt, a hardening agent, borax, mineral oil, water, and flour. It does not contain peanut products such as peanut oil; neither does it have any traces of milk. PLAY-DOH is a compound purposely for playing, and it is not a food item.
What are PLAY-DOH toys available?
PLAY-DOH has many tools for kids both girls and boys. The toys range from molding tools, a dentist kit, a tea kit and pony tool set kit. Kids can serve up sweet treats; breakfast foods as far as their imagination can take them. The most popular toys are the princes’ toolkit and the different pony characters. The toys can be bought in major retails and available online on amazon.com
Who owns PLAY-DOH?
PLAY-DOH is owned by a toy company named Hasbro. Hasbro designs many toys for kids from the age of 3 to 13 years old.
Who invented PLAY-DOH?
The component was invented by Noah McVicker and his nephew Joseph and was first manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States of America. The main purpose of the product was to clean coal marks from the wallpapers.
When was PLAY-DOH first introduced to kids?
In 1955, the component was introduced to kids since the material that kids used for modeling was a bit stiff and stained the hands of the children. It was taken to schools and became an overnight success.
What makes the PLAY-DOH soft?
The presence of mineral oil, which is a petroleum product, makes the PLAY-DOH soft.
How available is PLAY-DOH worldwide?
PLAY-DOH is available in 75 countries worldwide and with the birth of e-commerce; the product can be found in every corner of the world. People can purchase the product online from eBay, Amazon and other online platforms.
What is the funniest thing said about PLAY-DOH?
If the compound manufactured from 1956 till now were to be weighed, the weight would amount to about 2000 Statues of Liberty. If the compound were to be extruded, it would be a rope that could stretch from the earth to the moon about ten times.
How much is PLAY-DOH produced in each year?
Factories can produce 95 million cans of the compound every year. Since the inception of the product, 2 billion cans of PLAY-DOH have been produced.
What is the importance of PLAY-DOH to kids?
PLAY-DOH is a learning toolkit for kids and is used by many preschools to teach children. Children can learn colors from the product as it is made up of swirled up colors, they can also learn about numbers and letters as they roll the PLAY-DOH in different forms of alphabets and numbers. PLAY-DOH is also essential in helping kids develop strength in their hands as they play and knead the compound.
The power will help them in writing. It also explores children’s creativity by allowing them to create whatever they choose. PLAY-DOH also helps kids to learn different shapes and sizes of objects. It also helps reduce the anxiety of kids as it is a fun sensory activity.
Harm Related Play-Doh FAQs
Is PLAY-DOH harmful when ingested?
PLAY-DOH is made up of elements that are ingestible by men such as water, salt, and floor. PLAY-DOH is non-toxic, non-allergic and non-irritating except to children who are allergic to wheat gluten the only harm it may cause is to pets when ingested due to its high salt content.
My PLAY-DOH compound is drying out. How can PLAY-DOH be moistened or softened?
There are two ways of making the PLAY-DOH component soft and moistened. The first is to take the compound and wrap it in a damp paper towel, returning it to the container and replacing the cover. The compound should stay there overnight for effective results.
The second method is trying to add a drop of water every time you try to work the compound. It should feel soft after the process.
How can I preserve a PLAY-DOH compound creation?
The PLAY-DOH compound is designed to be used over and over. If it is allowed to harden the ripple effect is to crack. Oven curable clay can be used to prevent it from breaking and create long-lasting results. It can be found at local craft stores
Why does PLAY-DOH crystallize?
PLAY-DOH crystallizes because of one of its ingredients which is salt. Crystallization can be prevented by storing the compound in a cool and dry place.
Cleaning FAQs for Play-Doh
How do I remove PLAY-DOH compound from carpet?
When your kids are playing, and some PLAY-DOH gets stuck on the carpet, not to worry, the compound can easily be removed by letting it to completely dry and brushing it out the carpet with a soft brush. Caution: do not use hot water or cleaning solution to remove the compound from the carpet or any fabric. Once you have used a stiff brush to get the compound off, it is necessary to remove the remaining compound with some cold water and gentle soap.
You may also use a vacuum cleaner to annihilate the compound. You can also use a moist mixture of the PLAY-DOH to pick up pieces stuck on the carpet by rolling the damp bit on the portion that is attached to the carpet. The other alternative is let it to completely dry as it cracks up. This will take a longer time, but it will be easier collecting the dried up pieces than using a stiff brush to get it off the carpet.
Why does my PLAY-DOH dry up completely after leaving the jar open?
The PLAY-DOH compound has to be stored in a cool, dry place and if the jar is left open, the mixture dries up as it loses moisture to the environment. It may also absorb moisture from the environment and become utterly pliable in a way that it will not be a useful modeling compound. Leaving the storage jar closed after use is essential as it will preserve the mixture for a more extended period and it will also prevent messy accidents such as distaining fabrics and carpets.
What are the latest discoveries of PLAY-DOH?
The compound has been used to teach kids how to talk and helps them in being more expressive. As a child is playing with the mixture, parents, and teachers can use this slight opportunity to help kids develop words and expression. PLAY-DOH can be used to improve the grammar of older kids and can also be used to aid them in learning the pronunciation of words.
What unique things can PLAY-DOH DO?
In the year 2005, PLAY-DOH went down in the books for accurately representing fingerprints. It was able to fool 90% of fingerprint scanners. The compound can mold a replica of a fingerprint which can be used in fingerprint scanners and scan the fingerprint successfully.
What is a fascinating fact about PLAY-DOH compound?
Estimates show that kids from all over the world have played with 700 million pounds of PLAY-DOH. This alone has earned the compound a space in the hall of fame at The Strong National Museum of Play. Some sources say that every child in the world has touched or played with the compound.
Why does PLAY-DOH smell so good?
PLAY-DOH smells as good as it has added fragrance to its ingredients. The excellent smell also comes from the flour present in its components. The smell of the flour is responsible for creating the nostalgic feeling everyone is talking about when first smelling the compound. It has this eatable, delicious scent that often drives children to want to have a taste of the product.
How possible is it to bake PLAY-DOH?
Sometimes children create things that they often want to be preserved such as sculptures, ornaments, buildings, and cars. The only way to get these creative products preserved is through baking the products in an oven and making them hard as clay products. PLAY-DOH can be baked, and all you need is
• an oven
• Cookie sheet
• PLAY-DOH creation
• Wax paper
Directions for baking
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the finished PLAY-DOH creation on the cookie sheet. Place the wax paper under the creation to protect the pan you are using. An alternative is to use a non-stick pan instead of the using the wax paper. Place the pan in the preheated oven for five minutes. To know whether the masterpiece is ready, use a toothpick. If it seems soft, give it a bit of time. The recommended time for baking it is 20 minutes max.
How can I dry PLAY-DOH without getting cracks?
To make the compound dry up without cracks, sprinkling water on mixture allows the compound keep its form. Placing a wet towel over the PLAY-DOH product enables the compound to dry up without developing cracks. Give the product as much time as possible.
What does PLAY-DOH stick to?
PLAY-DOH does stick to components such as grain wood, carpets, fabrics made of cotton or wool, sand grains and hair. Children should play with caution or as they would also tend to stick to the smooth wall surfaces. In case the PLAY-DOH gets sand, you can clean it by sticking another PLAY-DOH component to the dirty one. Soon the grains rub off, and the component becomes cleaner than before.
Why does PLAY-DOH conduct electricity so smoothly?
PLAY-DOH is made up of salt and water. When the salt dissolves in water, the dissolved ions in the salty water can move around conducting current. This results in the compound conducting electricity. The electric current though is not that strong and should not be a cause for alarm.
How can you prevent PLAY-DOH from conducting electricity?
The compound can be a good insulator if it is dry. Since PLAY-DOH is an element that kids use to play, ensuring it is dry is the only remedy to prevent the compound from conducting electricity. Prevention of electricity conduction can also be done by protecting the receptacles.
Why doesn’t play-doh make its products in the color brown?
The main reason is that kids love bright colors and brown is not the favorite color for most kids as they prefer violet, pink, red and yellow.
Is play-doh a good toy for a three years old child?
For more than forty years the compound has been tested, and results have shown that the compound is harmless to children. The fear of parents is if the compound can be ingested and cause harm. For children who are allergic to gluten, caution should be taken since wheat is one of the ingredients. Otherwise, the product can be used by children who are three years old and older. However, caution should be taken to children who are under the age of three. Supervision while playing with the compound is recommended.
Despite playing with play-doh, what else can I do with it?
PLAY-DOH can also be used for fixing things. For example, when making a model liquid air pressure, PLAY-DOH is an element that can be used to put together two different elements. Like in my son’s science project we used PLAY-DOH to fix the straw on a bottle, and it acted as a bottle cork.
You have the infinite amount of PLAY-DOH what do you do with it?
This infinite amount you can give it to kids who are in schools or orphanages just to help in their developmental process and to exercise charity. If not, you can also challenge yourself to build a model of a city, or mountain.
What is similar to PLAY-DOH but won’t dry up?
When it comes to items similar to PLAY-DOH but won’t dry up, we have silly putty that is used to fix windows and clay. They are readily available in retail stores and play stores as well.
Can you make your PLAY-DOH?
For those who have no access to PLAY-DOH since of their proximity to the source, they should not worry since they can make their own PLAY-DOH if they use the ingredients and follow these simple steps.
• 1 cup of flour
• ¼ cup of salt
• ½ cup of water
• 3 to 5 drops of natural food color
• the first step is to mix the flour and salt.
• In a separate jar mix the ½ cup of water with the drops of food coloring
• Then mix the flour mixture with the coloring mixture.
• Finally add water to the mixture slowly as you knead all the ingredients to create a pliable substance. If the dough is soft, you can add a bit of flour to the texture you prefer.
• The dough will be ready if it is not sticky at all
• to store the product, you can just find an airtight container.
How can I be more artful with PLAY-DOH?
PLAY-DOH can be used to explore art concepts from kids to mature grown-ups. A person can explore concepts such as mosaic and collage by making frames using the PLAY-DOH. Make prints of all kinds from leaves, lace, rolling pins, and Legos that can later be baked and form souvenirs or memorable masterpieces.
PLAY-DOH can also make cutouts of different shapes such as hearts that can be put in a frame and make gifts. The compound can also be molded in mason jars and given as gifts. Kids can also use the component to make 3D faces that allow them to explore their creativity.
What exciting project can one come up with when using PLAY-DOH?
Despite art projects, PLAY-DOH can also be used in science projects and aid students to learn from the compound. Since the component has ions present, it can be used to carry out science experiments on electrical conductivity. Here is how:
• four batteries of AA
• A LED bulb
• Two wires red and black
• Piece of PLAY-DOH that is conductive
• Clay that is a non- conductor
• A battery kit
• Take your four batteries and arrange them in a way the + positive sign, touches the -negative sign.
• Attach the red wire to the + positive end while the black on the – negative end.
• Mold any shape you prefer using the PLAY-DOH then cut it into two.
• In the middle then join the two cut pieces of the PLAY-DOH with the clay that is not conductive.
• Fix the red wire on one part of the PLAY-DOH and the black on the other part.
• Take the LED bulb and fix the more extended end of the piece of PLAY-DOH with the red wire and the shorter end of the other section. The bulb should be lighting now as the circuit is complete. You can have fun by making molds of different shapes using the PLAY-DOH.
Is PLAY-DOH the most popular toy in the world?
As a toy PLAY-DOH has been used by millions of people and with the production of every year being 90 million cans, it is easily agreeable that the product is the most sought-after toy in the market. The massive production has also earned the toy a name in the hall of fame. In the United States alone, the product can be found in over 60,000 stores.
How true is it I can play with PLAY-DOH online?
This is 100% true as there is the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP & SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO. The APP is accessible to all phones from Android to iPhones. It is also a kit that can be purchased and it can be used by kids who are older from 10 years and above. The kits are available worldwide and can be purchased online.
How do I start to play with the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP?
The only thing one needs to know is that if their phone is compatible with their device. If the APP is fit, you can download the APP and get ready to use it. Then find an area that is well lit and flat. This is to assist you in the creation of the model you want. To start, shape a creation with your PLAY-DOH compound, make sure the shape is on a flat surface and is visible. Then scan your creation into the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP using your compatible device’s camera and see it come to life in the virtual world.
What are the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP and the PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
These are products and playsets that have been made to recognize brands from PLAY-DOH and create a more enjoyable experience for the users of the PLAY-DOH products. The PLAY-DOH touch app enables the users to scan their models and bring them from an inanimate state to an animate state. The PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO is storage for all the creations made by the user during playtime, which has been made animate.
How do I scan in a PLAY-DOH creation in the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP and THE PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
There is two way of scanning. The first way is by pressing the PLAY-DOH can on the top left corner while the second involves tapping the PLAY-DOH can in the background.
What is the difference between the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP and THE PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
The main difference between the two products is that the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP is software that helps users using their mobile phones or tablets while the PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO is a play kit and hardware that has the same functions of the app, but it has its scanner.
What kinds of creations can one scan into the PLAY-DOH TOUCH APP?
The app can recognize sculpts of many kinds. It allows users to explore their creativity from animals, cartoons, aliens, relief features such as mountains, planets and much more. The app enables individuality and uniqueness when it comes to imagination.
What is unique with the PLAY-DOH SHAPE TO LIFE STUDIO?
The play set has character stamps whose purpose is to guide an individual in the art process. It provides a learning platform where one can learn and develops skill sets such as attentiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving.
Where can I find help while using the PLAY-DOH SHAPE APP?
The tips on how to use the app can be found if you tap twice on the top right corner of your device when using the app. This will later bring out the settings options panel that will have a smaller panel of tips. By clicking the tips button, you can get all the help you want on how to use the app.
Which mobile devices and platforms are compatible with the APP?
The app is accessible to the operating systems of apple and android. When it comes to the phones, the app can be accessed by iOS, eight iPod Touch(6th generation),iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, Google Nexus9+, iPhone 7,iphone6, LG G4+, HTC one M9+, Samsung GalaxyS6+, Samsung Galaxy Note 5+, Nexus6P+
What could be the solution if I am having trouble to scan with the app?
The trouble with the scanning could be as a result of the lighting or how the scanning device is being held as you scan the item. The following tips can be followed to get better results:
• Keep the outline of the creation visible so that the app can easily detect it.
• Ensure that there is natural light, and if you are using bright lights, it is essential that a shadow of the creation is not made
• Another tip would be making sure your device is flat above the sculpt as you hold it
• Placing your creation in the center of a white surface when scanning can also produce the best results
• Finally, it is essential to scan one creation at a time
How do I fix my PLAYDOH TOUCH APP that is continuously crashing as I try to scan items?
First, you have to make sure the app is compatible with your cellular device then you can force close the app and try to open it again. If it is still crashing, the other option relays on restarting your mobile device and opening the app again. The final result would be uninstalling the app and installing it again.