Since its inception in the 1950’s, three generations have enjoyed molding shaping and building with Play-Doh and children still enjoy it today.

I became a grandfather a few years ago and enjoy my time playing with my granddaughter Alice. One of the things we share is a love for Play-Doh. I bought her a fun factory and several containers of Play-Doh for Christmas and the rest of the family including her parents, want nothing to do with the stuff and have delegated Papa as the keeper of the play doh.

When my granddaughter mentions the words "Play-Doh," my wife immediately says ‘Papa will get the Play-Doh out when he comes home." I love being able to share that experience with Alice.

Alice and I have so much fun playing with the toys that engage the colored clumps, from houses and vehicles to the dolls that use it for hair, and more. I had a Play-Doh Fun Factory when I was a kid and my children had them too, so it’s kind of cool that the next generation is still enjoying the same toy.

According to Today I Found Out, Play-Doh was introduced to schools and eventually made its way to one of the most popular children’s television shows of that time, Captain Kangaroo, but before that, it was once used to clean soot from wallpaper back in the 1940s.

Close to 100 million cans of Play-Doh are sold each year and of course, there are generic brands available in stores everywhere.

On a  side note, I do want to mention that Play-Doh contains a lot of salt so it’s not good to allow children to eat and it is more harmful to pets.

[via Today I Found Out]