Mine are teens now, but I can guarantee that even if I didn't like it, my kids would have fought me and won, and it would probably have been nearly at the top of their fave gifts. She's either feeling inferior in her creativity as a momma, or missing the meaning behind giving gifts. To this day, I tell my kids I'd MUCH rather have a homemade card or letter than anything else. I still like their artsy-fartsy projects. Our next project together will be making soap. I know that child would have loved to get that lovely playdough squished and contorted all over the house, and her momma just can't handle the though, effort, or creativity put into it. It's not like it was a "regift" for crying out loud! She needs to pull her panties out of the bunch! You can make my kids playdough NOW, and they'd love it and probably want the recipe too. Heck, she should've asked how you made it, asked for the recipe, and thanked her lucky stars it wasn't toxic!!!