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If you’ve ever worked with Play-Doh, you know what a magic substance it is. Unfortunately, it sometimes dries up or gets too crumbly to work with. Don’t worry – with a few simple tricks, you can make your old Play-Doh as good as new!

Bringing Play-Doh Back to Life

    • Add a small amount of water. This is the easiest fix – it just takes a few drops of water to make Play-Doh pliable again. Just use the dropper that comes with many play-doh sets, and add water gradually until your play-doh is the right consistency.
    • Change the temperature. If your Play-Doh is too hard, try putting it in the microwave for a few seconds to make it warm and pliable again. If it’s too soft, you can put it in the freezer for a few minutes to make it harden up.
    • Knead it. If all else fails, try kneading your Play-Doh. With some elbow grease and a lot of patience, you can usually get it to the right consistency. If it’s still too dry, add a few drops of water.

Keeping Play-Doh Fresh

Now that you’ve brought your Play-Doh back to life, you’ll want to keep it that way. Here are a few tips to help keep your Play-Doh fresh:

    • Keep it sealed. When it’s not in use, keep your Play-Doh sealed in an airtight container.
    • Don’t mix colors. If you mix two different colors of Play-Doh, the resulting color will be more difficult to keep fresh.
    • Keep it out of the sun. The sunlight can cause Play-Doh to dry out faster, so try to keep it in a cool, dark place.


With some simple tricks and careful storage, you can keep your Play-Doh nice and fresh for many play sessions!

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