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Play-Doh "Modeling Compound" By Euphrates
Fade into a cluttered daycare center. As the camera pans across the room, we see
several children playing quietly at a long table. Some are coloring, some are reading and
two, little Adam and Eve, are playing with modeling clay. The camera tightens in on Eve,
who is staring oddly at her fresh, red-colored, cylinder-shaped Play-Doh.
As the camera comes in even closer, we see from the expression on her face that she is
really struggling with a decision.
Slowly, a clink-clank sound begins to fade in. The camera slowly pulls back to reveal Satan, in the form of a Slinky, teetering uncertainly on the table to Eve's left. "Eeeeeeeeve...", he hisses, "Pick up the Play-Doh. Hold it to your nose. Doesn't that smell good? Touch it with your tongue? Mmmmmm, salty isn't it?" And then forcefully, "Go ahead, eat it! Look at the label, Non-Toxic! It can't hurt you!"
Play-Doh needs no introduction, which is why a fictitious one will suffice. Children have been molding with it (molding was temporary, as it took 3 days for a piece to air dry to the point where it was durable enough to keep its shape) and, yes, even eating it, for more than 40 years. In fact, did you know that September 16th is National Play-Doh Day? That about says it all, doesn't it?
Early cans are marked "1959 Rainbow Crafts Inc." and featured a lovable elf. In the early '60s the elf was dismissed and replaced by a boy dressed as an artist. I suppose that he was lovable too, but you sorta had to know the elf. If you happen to pick up a vintage can, the compound will mostly likely be hardend. Also, the bottom of the cans were very vunerable to rust. Not to worry though, you can still find Play-Doh and Play-Doh molding sets in stores today, and it smells (and tastes?) just like you remember!
By the way, I never tried it, but if I had, I would have eaten the white dough.
Partial List of Play-Doh Sets Basic Set - red, blue, yellow, white Color-Change Eskimo Fun Playset Electronic Sizzlin' Skillet Fast Food Premiums - Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Burger King Forge Press 3-D Toy Molder - Farm Animals Fun Factory Funny Pumper Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop Jewels and Gems Bead Machine Make-A-Meal Chef's Oven Microscope Monster Truck Mold & Mash Mop Top Set Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head Playset Pet Grooming Salon Play-Pak Power Rangers Playset Stampers - Peanuts Star Wars Playset Super Powers Playset - Batman & Wonderwoman Ties Wacky Scents Play-Doh
Play-Doh Competition Gloopy - Kenner Silly Putty - Silly Putty Marketing Super Dough - Tyco