I can remember my mom making play dough for us as kids. We always had fun playing at the kitchen table with the play dough and kitchen utensils.
Play Dough for Children- recipe from Dining With Pioneers
1 c. flour
1 c. water
1/2 c. salt
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Few drops of food coloring
In a heavy aluminum saucepan, mix dry ingredients. Add oil, water and food coloring. Cook 3 minutes or until mixture pulls away from side of pan; knead slightly. Store in an airtight container.