Play-Doh was such a big part of my childhood. I can immediately recall the unique smell of this clay-like substance just by the mere mention of its name. For kids with limited imaginations and/or sculpting ability like myself, the novelty of Play-Doh wore off pretty quickly as frustration would set in. To help children such as myself, Play-Doh has released various playsets over the years featuring their multi-colored product. Everything from a morbid dentist set to a set that makes hamburgers...because you know, the temptation to eat Play-Doh was not strong enough for children as it was.
By far my favorite set was the Fuzzy Pumper Barber and Beauty Shop. There was just something so satisfying about making the little figures hair grow wildly and then snipping it and molding it. Plus the smell...oh man that stuff smelled so flippin' good. Also you ever notice how perfectly mixed the colors are in Play-Doh? That never worked out. When ever I would attempt to make multi-colored hair-dos it would inevitably turn into this:
The barber set was a classic, but to be honest, as fun as some of the 90s Play-Doh sets were, nothing beats a classic:
Remember this? It was awesome making fun shapes with the Fun Factory, but I remember clean being a royal pain. No matter how diligently I tried to clean the stupid thing, flecks of Doh would be left in the many crevices until it hardened and stuck to the thing. Play-Doh, more than anything else in my life taught me some of the tougher lessons of life. No matter how hard you try, there will always be crusty flecks of Play-Doh in your life.