National Play Doh Day has been celebrated on September 16th annually. Creativity can never be stopped from one well being at any age. Every imagination of a person whether it is little or huge can be made into a real thing with the Play Doh on this day. You may be a child or an adult, and Play Doh is a real fun activity and National Play Doh Day celebrates the creative artistic skills you possess.
“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
History of National Play Doh Day
The history and origin of the National Play Doh Day are anonymous. However, the Play Doh has a long history. Joe McVicker had inventor the Play Doh. Play Doh is one among many common products that were invented by accidents. After the 1950’s it was marketed as a toy and was awarded U.S. Patent in the year 1965. Rainbow Crafts, a toy manufacturing firm had marketed and sold the Play Doh at the Woodward & Lothrop department store in Washington D.C for the first time. Play Doh had initially included vibrant colours like red, blue, yellow and white. The Play Doh had been originally developed as a product for cleaning wallpaper in the 1930s, and it was not a toy.
It was Joe’s sister, who was a kindergarten teacher, made her students use it as a molding compound for art projects as the clay was too hard and messy. Since then it had entertained millions of children and let them express their creativity. Play Doh was primarily made by a mixture of water, salt, and wheat flour. However, the other compounds used for its manufacturing are kept as a secret. There are lots of play doh tools available now which makes you make different shapes. Play Doh is a non-toxic modeling clay compound that is currently available in more than 50 colors. Since 1965, more than two billion Play Doh can have been sold.
Other Celebrations on September 16
September 16 is also celebrated as
- National Stepfamily Day
- International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
- National Collect Rocks Day
- National Guacamole Day
- National Working Parents Day
How to Celebrate National Play Doh Day
Celebrating the National Play Doh Day is very simple. Buy a Play Doh can and bring out your inner talents and creativity by using different colors. You can encourage your children to spend some time in playing with this clay as it helps them learn many things better. Play Doh helps strengthen their muscle while they stretch and squeeze the clay. Post and share your Play Doh Day celebrations and your creativity using the hashtag #NationalPlayDohDay.