Growing up I never liked the play dough you could buy in stores. Oh no, I was spoiled by Mom's homemade stuff and that was all that would do. Making it is half the fun. It's something I'm passing on to Heidi, and she made her first batch tonight.
MOM'S PLAY DOUGH
1TBSP alum -or - 2tsp. cream of tarter
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture clumps together and reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes. (It took about 6 minutes on my stove). Remove from heat.