Daily Bulletin: Doh!

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

There are days honoring kid inventors, pi, doughnuts and even UFOs. Why not Play-Doh? 

If you don’t already have it on your calendar, World Play-Doh Day is Sept. 16.

According to Hasbro Inc., the maker of the ubiquitous childhood favorite, the celebration started in 2006 as National Play-Doh Day but was elevated to a global scale in 2015. Fans are encouraged to make their own masterpieces and share them on social media. (Keep tabs on the fun at facebook.com/playdoh.)

To celebrate, here are some fun Play-Doh facts from Hasbro:

  • Since it hit store shelves in 1956, more than 3 billion cans have been sold—enough to reach the moon and back three times. 
  • The compound originally was intended for use as wallpaper cleaner.
  • The three primary ingredients are water, salt and flour. 
  • Play-Doh initially came only in red, blue, yellow and white. Today, more than 50 hues are offered.
  • Play-Doh was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1998.
  • A standard-size can holds 172 pennies.