Like most kids, my kids love play-doh. So, it's the always a best bet for a birthday or Christmas gift. So, we have tons of it. The only problem is my kids either forget to put the play-doh back in it's container or if they do, they don't seal it. So the tons of play-doh we have in our house is mostly dried out.
A couple of days ago the kids wanted to play with their play-doh and with one color specifically (blue). Unfortunatley, the only blue play-doh we had was as hard as a rock. So, my husband came to the rescue and did a search online on how to bring dried out play-doh back to life. The answer was simply - steam!
Bring Life Back to Dry Play-doh:
Boil water to create steam. (A teapot will provide a more direct and concentrated amount of steam.)
Hold the dry play-doh over the steam to add moisture but be careful not to burn yourself.
Knead the play-doh on a hard surface to work the moisture throughout.
Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the play-doh is back to it's orginal consistency.
I wish we would have known about it sooner and that is why I'm sharing it with you. Thanks to my hubby for a great quick tip!