I have a very gutless vacuum and a vacuum that is meant for pets, so you know which works best. Here are some tips I found on how to get the carpet back after a PlayDoh disaster.
- Vacuum up as much of the play dough as you can. If there's still some play dough stuck to the carpet, try the next method.
- Dampen a cloth with hot water, and place it on top of the play dough. Let it sit there for about an hour. This will soften the play dough, making it a lot easier to remove.
- Brush the play dough off the carpet with a stiff brush to remove any small bits of play dough stuck to the carpet. It's best to do this when the play dough is dry. Be careful not to pull up some of the carpet with the play dough [source: Hasbro].
- Stick more play dough onto the play dough stuck to the carpet. Although this may seem counter-intuitive, once you've stuck some more play dough on top of the existing play dough, you might be able to pull it all off the carpet together.