There are a number of products on the market for children to model that resemble Play-Doh, except they are light-weight, and don’t crumble as much, so they aren’t as messy. They are more expensive than Play-Doh, but the fact that they don’t get tracked around make the investment worth it to a lot of preschools/kindergartens. They have mineral oil as an ingredient, which is why it feels like you just put on lotion after you used them.
They also generally don’t have wheat as an ingredient, which Play-Doh does, making it difficult in places where some kids are on gluten-free diets. Yes, I know Play-Doh isn’t a food, but with kids under 6, all bets are off. You get a gluten-free modeling compound, and there’s nothing to worry about.
Probably drop bear droppings. Difficult to harvest, as the droppings are most often quickly followed by the deadly drop for which the bear is named, but demand and price are high enough that brave entrepreneurs continue to risk life under the limbs to make a quick fortune. Some will tell you that the secret is proper protective clothing, but piles of Kevlar and carbon fiber scattered under the trees speak otherwise.
Nay, the way to get rich from collecting drop bear droppings (and you are sworn to secrecy here) is to be the 2nd hunter on the scene. It’s easier to gather the prize and get away while the drop bear is devouring the first hunter. But do beware - though not normally social creatures, drop bears are incredibly smart when it comes to procuring meals. They are catching on to the 2nd hunter trick and recently have been observed working in pairs - one drops and one lingers until the 2nd hunter arrives. So you may want to go 3rd. Until…
My Wife is a kindergarten teacher and she regularly finds things that defy explanation. Just because it was on the table, it doesn’t mean that it belonged there. Just Sayin’. Did it glow in the dark, perchance?
At a kid’s toy booth at the fair the other day, there was this combination sand-Play Dough conglomeration, conveniently packaged with a tiny plastic pool to keep it in and squish it. Mrs Duck wasn’t sure and the grandson is too young, but it looked pretty cool to me.