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What gives Play-Doh its texture?
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  1. Play-Doh's soft, pliable texture enables you to easily shape, cut and push the substance through a mold. However, when left out to dry, it will harden into a solid mass. The secret behind its squishy-yet-firm texture is the chemical interaction between the many ingredients. The Play-Doh compound basically consists of a starch base mixed with water, salt, lubricant and preservatives, along with fragrance and color.

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