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the history of Play-Doh

How has play-doh changed throught the years? And how did it start, anyway?
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Ross Quigs

on 11 September 2013

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OH MY GOD
the history of
Play-doh; the squishy, gooey, friendly clay that we all know and love. But is that what it was made for? Who made it? what changes has Play-doh gone through in its many years of playtime service? And how did it become so famous in the first place, anyway? How has it impacted society? Has it?
In 1933, Noah and Cleo McVicker invented play-doh, but it was NOT made to be the fun modeling compound it is known as today, but to clean wallpaper! Originally called Kutol Wallpaper cleaner, Play-doh was sold as wallpaper for slightly over 20 years under that name. Only in 1955, when the market for wallpaper cleaner disappeared due to vinyl wallpaper (washable with soap and water) did Play-Doh come into play. After Cleo's death, his son Joe McVicker and Noah McVicker tried to turn things around for Kutol, when Joe's sister-in-law, Kay Zufall, came to the rescue. She told them how she had recently read of some children who had made Christmas decorations out of wallpaper cleaner, and suggested that they turn theirs into a toy. And so, Play-Doh was born.
So, Noah worked up a batch of non-toxic, almond-scented cleaner, and Kay - with help from Bob, her husband - came up with the name "Play-Doh" By 1956, Play-Doh was being sold in the toy department of Woodward & Lothrop Department Store in Washington, D.C., having made it debut in schools in the year before. It wasn't long before Play-Doh was EVERYWHERE!
Originally only coming in an off-white, in 1957 you could buy Play-Doh in yellow, red, and blue, so that kids could mix them together
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color

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rainbow!
In 1964, Play-Doh went international! Play-Doh was then available in France, England, and Italy!
By
Rishi
and
Ross
LETS DIVE INTO THE DETAILS!
What secrets have these lovable blobs been hiding???
Play-doh has improved society by helping kids use their imagination and boost their creativity. Then when they grow up, they use their improved creativity to contribute to the world!
As you can see, several people were involved in the creation of Play-Doh, but the patent was only granted to Joe & Noah McVicker
Play-doh has hurt the society, because the factories that it is made in put out harmful fumes that harm the environment and contribute to global warming.
HI

Secret hideout
lol hey there is a cat in my nose!
secret hidout
yep
How were
Science, math, engineering and technology all involved in the creation of Play-doh?
Science:
Math:
Engineering:
Technology:
the discoveries of the different Play-Doh ingredients.
Engineering was required to make tests to check the consistency of the Play-doh that was being made
The manufacturing of the Play-Doh product along with the machines used to carry out the process
Math was required to know the ratios of ingredients. How much flour, water etc.
production!
and the area of tech which we have decided to categorize Play-Doh under is...
secret hideout 2!
And I'm sure we all know that Play-Doh is
"Fun to play with, not to eat!" -Hasbro
Secret hideout #3
yup!
So now you know the history of Play-Doh, plus a little more. :D
YAAAAAAAAAY!
Citations:
Suess, Jeff. "Play-Doh Began as Wall Cleaner." Cincinnati.com. Cincinnati, 24 Jan. 2013. Web. 8 Sept. 2013.
Walsh, Tim. "Play-Doh." Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Pub., 2005. N. pag. Google. Web. 8 Sept. 2013. <http://books.google.com/books?id=jftapGDTmYUC&pg=PA115#v=onepage&q&f=false>.
"About PLAY-DOH." Hasbro.com. Hasbro, n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2013. <http://www.hasbro.com/playdoh/en_US/about.cfm>.
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If we were to make one change to Play-Doh, we would manufacture sets designed to create specific characters, that include step-by-step instructions on how to create those characters. A lot like Lego sets.
Most products are innovated to make them more user friendly, easier to use, or to make the product perform better in their field.
Rishi and I chose Play-Doh for our project because we were curious. I mean, this is a product that has been bringing joy to children for over 55 years! How do you start something like that??? Well, now we know. So thanks to the McVickers, for making our play better.
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