When attempting to remove Play-Doh compound do NOT use hot water or cleaning solutions of any kind. To remove Play-Doh compound from carpet or fabrics, allow it to dry completely, and then loosen with a stiff brush.
It may be necessary to vacuum clean or wash with gentle soap and cold water. You may need to repeat the process in order to completely remove the Play-Doh compound.
1. Pick up the Pieces Part 1
Playtime is done. Here are ways to make the cleaning up fun.
Remove small pieces of moist Play-Doh Compound from your work surface -- and even some carpets -- by gently pressing a larger piece of moist Play-Doh Compound against them and lifting them away.
2. Pick up the Pieces Part 2
Dry pieces of Play-Doh Compound can generally be picked off of hard surfaces. DO NOT USE SOAP AND WATER, as that will make them dissolve and become harder to remove.
3. Cleaning Carpets
If Play-Doh Compound gets into the carpet, let it dry. When it's dry, loosen the pieces with a stiff brush, then pick them up by hand or with a hand-held or regular vacuum. DO NOT WET THE Play-Doh COMPOUND. DO NOT USE HOT WATER OR CLEANING SOLUTIONS.
4. Keep a Lid on It
Store Play-Doh Compound in the can with the lid completely closed. If left exposed, Play-Doh Compound will eventually dry out.
5. Take a Picture...It Lasts Longer
Your child creates a masterpiece you want to cherish, but Play-Doh Compound creations will eventually dry and crack if left out. Preserve your child's work of art by taking a photo of it. That way you can admire it always. You can even post it the Play-Doh Facebook page for your friends and family to see!
6. Engage Your Child
Turn cleaning up into a game. Ask your child to find all the blue pieces and put them in a can, then all the mixed-color pieces and put them in a can, and so on. Sing a song while you do it to make the time pass even more quickly. Make it a race to get it done even faster.