Friday, January 1, 2010


Play-Doh was invented in the 50's and is a nontoxic, easy-to-use, easy-to-clean up modeling compound packaged in a variety of colors used principally by children for arts and crafts projects at home and in school.

Besides being hand-molded into animals, flowers, and other objects, Play-Doh can be sent through extruders created for the purpose to produce ropey strands of different shapes. In 1960, the Play-Doh Fun Factory (a toy press that extrudes the compound in various shapes) was invented and the Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Barber & Beauty Shop of 1977 featured a figurine whose extruded "hair" could be styled.

Play-Doh Commercial from 1981

Play-Doh Fun Factory Commercial

1 comment:

  1. My mother hasn't yet forgiven my aunt for giving me the Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop when I was a toddler. Oh, the fun! Oh, the joy! Oh, the pellets of dried extruded play-doh ... everywhere!