Play-Doh

How it was accidentally invented.

Who Invented Play-Doh?

Noah and Joseph McVicker invented Play-Doh in the 1930s. It was originally used for cleaning wallpaper, but now we children use it to amuse themselves.

Fun Facts

  • Joseph McVicker learned that his sister, a schoolteacher, used the material for modeling dough.
  • Play-Doh recipe is top secret.
  • It was first used to take coal off of the wallpaper.