National Play-Doh Day is September 16th. How do you celebrate this fun day?
Braille Play-Doh Stamps
I love these braille Play-Doh Stamps! The stamps have a flat circle on the bottom with braille-size indentations. The top of the stamp, that the student grasps, is a round barrel with raised braille and is notched, so that the student knows which way to position the stamp to make the desired braille letter. (Notch goes in the upper left.)
Braille Stamps are available through:
- Etsy for purchase (currently may be sold out) Video of how the braille stamps work is available on the Etsy page.
- Or for 3D printer on Thingiverse (free)
Note: Most high schools (and many middle schools) have 3D printers and will take on school-related projects. If you are not familiar with a 3D printer, contact your high school!
FYI: Upper and lowercase print Play-Doh stamps are also available through Lakeshore, Thingiverse, and other resources!
Play-Doh Fun Facts
Students love random facts! So here are a few Play-Doh facts:
- Play-Doh was initially sold as a wallpaper cleaner (back when houses were heated by coal-burning furnaces which contributed to dirty wallpaper)
- Play-Doh was initially only white and was sold by the gallon
- The then 'new' TV Show, Captain Kangaroo, promoted the modeling clay on his show - and sales took off!
- In 1998, Play-Doh was inducted to the Toy Hall of Fame
- In 2006, September 16th Hasbro created National Play-Doh Day to honor its 50th anniversay