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Play-doh was originally made to be a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930's. A classroom of children started using it to make clay-like art pieces, and the idea changed from a wallpaper cleaner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

Bob Bushell said...

Better than wallpaper cleaner.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, I know this one. Cool info!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That's inventive then.

Manzanita said...

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

Stephanie Faris said...

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.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Bet it made way more dough that way too

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Jax said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

LV said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Christine said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

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.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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