Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy 60th to Play Doh! #WorldPlayDohDay

Chances are VERY high that you've bought, used, or gifted Play-Doh. In fact, it's pretty likely too that you've done all three! I have very fond memories of my oldest three using it, as well as my nephew (who was great at making Play-Doh skate boards to cart around his Play-Doh creations), and now my youngest, and my granddaughter both love it. It is a 'toy' that transcends all ages, as everyone loves to use it. Set a container in front of everyone at your next dinner party, and you'll see what I mean. :)

Play-Doh has come a long way since it's inception 60 years ago, and a big hurrah for it, but the original is still every bit as fun as it was when I was a kid (and that wasn't 60 years ago, but it was a long time ago). :) Keep reading to see how Play-Doh is celebrating, and how you can join in on the fun!

Happy Birthday Play-Doh!


    Today, World PLAY-DOH Day, September 16, 2016, Hasbro’s iconic brand is celebrating its 60th birthday by inviting fans around the globe to share what they imagine life to look like 60 years into the future.

       World PLAY-DOH Day has been celebrated since 2006. It started as ‘National’ PLAY-DOH Day, but excitement surrounding the holiday grew far beyond U.S. boundaries, and it evolved into World PLAY-DOH Day in 2015.

To commemorate the brand’s past, the PLAY-DOH brand will engage its community by looking toward the future. Families and fans are invited to share what they imagine fashion, food, science, life, and the world as a whole to look like in the next 60 years.

·      Fans can join in the fun on September 16 by sharing their predictions using #PLAYDOH60 and #WORLDPLAYDOHDAY, and by participating in the conversations on Instagram (@PLAY-DOH) and Facebook.


  • ·     The PLAY-DOH brand was born in 1956
  •       Since 1956, the PLAY-DOH brand has encouraged kids to explore what’s possible. Originally developed as a wallpaper cleaner, PLAY-DOH compound is now the #1 reusable modeling compound, and is sold in more than 80 countries world-wide!
  • ·     4 colors started it all: red, blue, yellow, and white. Now the PLAY-DOH brand has over 50 colors!
  •      There are 3 main ingredients in PLAY-DOH compound: water, flour, and salt.
  • ·     3 billion PLAY-DOH cans have been sold since 1956   
  •       That’s enough to reach the moon and back THREE times!
  • ·     PLAY-DOH compound was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998!
  • ·     169 dinosaurs would weigh about the same as all the PLAY-DOH compound sold world-wide in one year!
  •       You would need more than 631 million PLAY-DOH cans to circle all the way around the world!
  •       You can fit 172 pennies into one PLAY-DOH can


In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the PLAY-DOH brand is taking fans on entirely new colorful, creatable, makeable adventures! New for 2016, the PLAY-DOH Town segment inspires creative storytelling through the use of figures, characters, and town-themed playsets and vehicles. The PLAY-DOH brand’s milestone year will also bring fun new licensed characters and playsets into the fold, while paying tribute to the classic brand’s past with the reintroduction of several iconic, beloved playsets. A childhood staple since its introduction in 1956, the PLAY-DOH brand continues to captivate the imaginations of children and artists of all ages as it heads into year 60 and beyond! 

New PLAY-DOH products for 2016 include:

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/ Available: Fall 16)
Mix and mingle with new PLAY-DOH friends at everybody’s favorite gathering place, the PLAY-DOH TOWN 3 in 1 TOWN CENTER playset! With a Bakery, Florist, Mechanic, and their very own little vehicle, kids can take their PLAY-DOH figures out for an exciting day on the Town! Little bakers can stamp out crazy PLAY-DOH cakes at the bakery before moving onto the Florist to create colorful flowers to decorate Main Street using the florist figure’s tools! After a long day, little ones can head on over to the Town Garage and fill up on gas to prepare for another day of PLAY-DOH Town fun! Expand the PLAY-DOH TOWN 3 in 1 TOWN CENTER playset with additional PLAY-DOH figures and playsets, each sold separately. PLAY-DOH TOWN 3 in 1 TOWN CENTER playset includes two figures, vehicle, accessories, and eight cans of PLAY-DOH compound.

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/ Available: Fall 16)
Kids can pile their PLAY-DOH ICE CREAM to the sky with the ICE CREAM CASTLE playset! Little ones can squeeze out silly soft serve-swirls using the extruder, pile on the wacky toppings using the half molds around the set and serve their creations up in a colorful cone! Kids can also add PLAY-DOH sprinkles to their masterpieces with the sprinkle maker, create different soft-serve shapes using the playset’s ice cream discs, then top it off with the whipped cream extruder!  To sprinkle on even more fun, use the CONFETTI compound to create the most colorful creations yet! Set includes assorted tools, extruder, four cans of PLAY-DOH compound, and two cans of PLAY-DOH CONFETTI compound.

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/ Available: Fall 16)
Open wide! Get brushing, filling, and fixing with the DOCTOR DRILL ‘N FILL playset! Little ones can pretend to become a PLAY-DOH dentist by molding a mouthful of teeth and braces to create the perfect smile for their patient. Little dentists can use tools for the examination, a toothbrush to get teeth sparkly clean, and a drill that really spins! Playset includes patient head, electronic drill, tooth book mold, tweezers, toothbrush, dentist tools, and five cans of PLAY-DOH compound. Requires AA batteries, not included.

                        (Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/ Available: Now)
Every creation is a celebration with the PLAY-DOH CONFETTI collection! This six-pack of PLAY-DOH cans is sprinkled with colorful confetti chips in the compound to make every creation a parade of open-ended creativity! The collection includes six two-ounce cans of bright pink, light pink, white, blue, yellow, and brown compound with rainbow confetti and two cutters. 


  1. 60 years is sure a long time. Hopefully there is 60 more too.

  2. I have a whole collection of play doh stuff from when I was a kid. I loved play doh so much and now my kids love it.

  3. Play Doh is always fun. And it smells great, too!

  4. I have done all three. And Cort has that dentist set :-)

  5. I didn't realize that Play Doh was 60! Happy Birthday to Play Doh. I played with it when I was a kid, my kids played with it and now my grandkids play with it. It's such a great product.

  6. I can't believe Play Doh has been around for 60 years! It's been part of pretty much everyone's childhood. My kids were crazy for these when they were little!

  7. When I was a child, I was in love of play doh, I couldn't live without it. Now, I still love it hahaha.

  8. Now I know why there was a great sale online today for Play Doh. I've got some play doh sets put aside for the next time my grandkids come for a sleepover (in 3 weeks).

  9. I don't think there is anything more fun to play with than Play Doh! I always love the way it smelled too!

  10. What a milestone! I love that Play-doh is still around. It's always been one of the funnest things to do! So great!

  11. Wow, didn't know Play Doh has been out there for 6 decades! well done

  12. It is amazing how Play doh is still a favorite with kids. Happy birthday Play Doh

  13. My son loved play doh.

    My granddaughter loved play doh.

    My great granddaughter loves play doh.

    Happy 60th birthday Play Doh.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  14. Oh my gosh! I used to love playing with Play Doh when I was younger! And now my son does too!

  15. Huh. I had no idea Play Doh was that old! I thought it was only in the 20 to 30 years range.

  16. Oh wow. I didn't know Play Doh has been around that long! I remember my brother had a set when he was young. My kids had a great time with Play Doh too. Now it is my grandkids' turn for creative play!

  17. Goodness, I didn't realize Play-Doh has been around for 60 years. I grew up playing with it as did my kids and now their kids.

  18. We love Play Doh! My daughters could play with it for hours. We love the confetti style Play Doh.

  19. We enjoy playdoh. It deserves a birthday celebration because it is a quality play product.

  20. It is hard to believe that Play-Doh is that old. I can remember playing with it when I was a kid. I guess it is that old!

  21. My daughter is play doh obsessed! Then again what little kid isn't?!

  22. My nieces and nephew love to play with Play-doh. It's such a great way to explore your imagination and work that hand eye coordination.

  23. Play-doh is really that old? Wow! This is great, brings me of the old times.

  24. I haven't heard of world play doh day, sounds fun! I want to buy a pack of play-doh for my son.

  25. My son was love to play Play doh and its better for him to keep exercise his fingers.

  26. I had no idea that Play-Dough is this old!! My kids love to play with Play Doh keeps them entertained for hours!

  27. Wow, never knew that Playdoh is in the market now for 60 years. Amazing indeed!

  28. When it comes to Play-Doh, yes I have done all three for sure. 60 years is quiet amazing and I love that we have special day to celebrate it as well.

  29. Wow! I loved Playdoh as a child, but I never knew they've been there for such a long time! This is great.

  30. I still play with them. As caretaker to little ones, it comes with the job :)

  31. We love playdoh. It's fun (especially when you have a room with no carpet now!!)


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