Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fact of the Day: Wall Cleaner

Play-doh was originally made to be a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930's. A classroom of children started using it to make clay-like art pieces, and the idea changed from a wallpaper cleaner to a modeling compound. 

16 comments:

  1. My kids certainly put enough play dough all over the walls in their day! It did come off easily.

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  2. Makes sense. Wall paper was all the rage during that time frame and what to clean it with?

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  3. Really? I had no idea! That would have been a fun factoid for my book. I think Play-Doh is mentioned in there. I may have to slip it in there if my editor comes back and says that one of the facts I've included have to go.

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  4. Really? I didn't know about this. Interesting fact.By the way, I hate algebra too.Kisses:)

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  5. Bet it made way more dough that way too

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  6. You know, wallpaper cleaner is a darn good idea too.

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  7. I love play dough!! How would it clean the walls though????

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  8. Wow, didn't know that. What about Silly Putty?

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  9. Another new one on me. Of course, back then not many knew what play dough was.

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  10. I was more into Silly Putty as a kid. Play-Doh didn't taste nearly as good.

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  11. love how this came about! like all great inventions, by accident.

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  12. My mom hated play doh when I was a kid. I got mad at her one day and mashed it into the carpet and it dried. Do you know how hard it gets once it's dry? I never heard the last of that.

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  13. I'm interested to hear how it would actually clean the wallpaper?

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