Happy 60th Birthday Play-Doh

Play-Doh Turns 60 Years Old Today!



I’ve recently made the decision that I am no longer going to be doing any more free product reviews…. And then I was offered some Play-Doh and immediately went back on that decision… because it’s Play-Doh! Who could say no?!?! 

My Plan To Become YouTube Famous

I immediately started planning a video to go alongside this review in the hopes of becoming Youtube-famous. Like this Play-Doh video that as over half a billion views.


I could do that! Maybe I should just scrap blogging altogether and just make Play-Doh videos as clearly there’s an audience for it.

Also, I feel as though writing a Play-Doh review is a little bit redundant – because who doesn’t know what it is and that it’s one of the most popular toys on the planet? And it’s been around for 60 years, so most parents have been playing with the substance all of their life.

It would be like writing a review on Lego. We already know kids love it (and I love it a little too much myself, I get a bit “This is mine, don’t break it” when I do Play-Doh with my kids…)

So thank goodness they also sent me a list of “fun facts” to share, otherwise I’d have nothing to write about.

“Fun Facts”:


  • The total weight of all the Play-Doh ever sold is heavier than 10,000 Brontosauruses. (I love the use of dinosaurs as a unit of measurement)
  • It was originally used as wallpaper cleaner. (I did not know that. I wonder how that works given what it does to carpet.)
  • There are three main ingredients – water, salt and flour. (shh, don’t tell them, but I think we already knew that one… there may or may not be a recipe somewhere on this website… it’s not exactly like the KFC 11 herbs and spices. )
  • It originally only came in 4 colours: red, blue, yellow and white. Now it comes in over 50 colours. (Back in my day we had to mix our own if we wanted extra colours… which somehow always ended up a greenish brown… also I think I just aged 60 years writing “back in my day”.)
  • In 2011 Play-Doh was named in Time Magazine’s list of “All time greatest toys” (Which I think is a well deserved title.)

Play-Doh for Cake Decorating


I know what you’re thinking, that doesn’t sound appetising! But Play-Doh is a lot cheaper than buying coloured fondant (again, sounds tasty) – so it’s great for practising cake toppers before going on to the real thing and using actual edible fondant.

So after a couple of practice Peppas this is the cake I made for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. I would never have been able to do this without some trial and error!


And I really did have a go at making a video!

If you like it – Share it! So I can become a Youtube super star!!!!

Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner. Rachel is obsessed prams, car seats, carriers and all things baby. She has worked in the baby industry for several years, for both suppliers and also in a retail setting and has developed a passion for connecting parents with the right products to make their lives easier. When Rachel isn't playing with prams she's enjoys crocheting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.


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