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Gluten Free Playdough

May 11, 2015

Playdough is a fun, hands on way for kids to use their imaginations and express their creativity. However, if your kids are living gluten-free, traditional play dough might not be safe because it usually contains some form of gluten. Below is an easy recipe for gluten-free playdough that you and your kids can make together. It is just as good as the real thing, with the added bonus that it is safe for every kid to use!

  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch or potato starch
  • ½ cup salt
  • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 2-3 drops food coloring
  1. Combine rice flour, starch, salt, and cream of tartar in a saucepan and stir.
  2. Add in oil, water, and food coloring and cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Once mixture is sticky and forms a ball, remove from heat. Sprinkle some starch on a flat surface and knead the dough a few times to firm it up.
  4. Let cool for about 15-20 minutes and store in a sealable plastic bag
  5. Store in sealed plastic bag after each use

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