Softee Dough is clean, safe, easy to use and non-toxic.
Super soft modeling clay. Non-toxic.
Softee Dough has a smoother surface, a faint plastic odor, and a rubbery feel. On the other hand, Play-Doh has a slightly grittier feel, has a strong salty odor, and is mushy . Although not recommended, we tried a little of each. Play-Doh tastes like extremely salty dough, while Softee Dough tastes a bit like a hoop.
Very soft and easy to shape. Doesn’t dry as quickly as Playdough.
The most popular brand of commercial play dough, Hasbro Play-Doh, is non-toxic. Crayola Dough and RoseArt Fun Dough are also non-toxic.
A child using playdough should be made aware that this is not food and should not be eaten. It could pose a choking hazard if put in the mouth, but symptoms are unlikely if swallowed. If a large amount is ingested, slight stomach upset or loose stools may occur.
And I’m so excited to announce that… YES!! You can make playdough in the microwave! Super soft, exquisitely stretchy putty that’s ready in two minutes and lasts for weeks!
Sounds gross right? But it’s probably completely harmless. Play-Doh consists primarily of water, salt and flour. The water evaporates as it dries.
Can you fire Play-Doh? Play-doh was not created to be fired in a kiln. It was made to be played with by children and it just so happens that you can gently bake it in the oven to harden it. Play-doh will not hold up well in a kiln at such high temperatures and your project will be ruined, cracked and likely burned.
That means it’s time to make some homemade playdough! But did you know that flour — one of the ingredients in homemade playdough — can contain harmful bacteria that can make you sick? And since little kids put almost everything in their mouths, that’s risky.
Like any toy, playdough comes with some risks. It is recommended that you wait until your child is two years old before inserting. Store-bought playdough comes with a recommended age of two years and up. Homemade playdough is also soft and malleable and fairly easy to make.