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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16, 1956: The birth of Play-Doh

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Doughs include basic play dough, oatmeal dough, peanut butter dough, graham cracker dough, apple cinnamon dough, cream cheese dough, and chocolate dough.
Basic Play Dough


  • Plain flour (3 cups)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Salt (1/2 cup)
  • Cooking oil (3 tablespoons)
  • Food coloring
  • Mixing bowl


  1. Mix flour, salt, oil, and water.
  2. Divide into portions depending on how many colors you want.
  3. Add food coloring to each portion and mix in.
Source(s): Also, there is a whole section on different kinds of dough children can make in the Toolbox Training book 100 Cooking Activities for Kids (activities L1-L7).

Also check out activity M1 in the construction card set.

Check out the full September calendar to see the month at a glance as well as floating holidays, specialty weeks, and themes for the month.

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