One of the traditional fun games kids play with both at home and in the school classroom is PlayDoh brand playdough. It was a fun part of my childhood and there are so many fun sets and colours and things you can do with them.
Big problem — PlayDoh contains gluten and is therefore not safe for my kids to play at home or at school with. It’s a shame too because a lot of the kids in my kids’ classrooms have fun playing with them, and my girls (not Speed) have to be extra careful in where they touch and what they handle.
They don’t have to be left out though! Making your own gluten-free playdoh is not as hard as you would think and it’s something I try to make sure I do a batch of so the girls have something similar to play with at school (though they can’t use any of the cutting accessories etc).
Using simple ingredients, here is an easy-to-follow recipe to make gluten-free playdoh:
- 1 cup of water
- ½ cup of corn OR potato starch
- ½ cup white rice flour
- ½ cup of table salt
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- n a large mixing bowl mix together all ingredients.
- Add to pot over medium heat and stir together until mix turns into a well-formed ball.
- Remove from heat (optional separate into sections and add a different food colour to each ball).
- Store in air tight containers when completely cooled.
Like I said, I like to make a good batch up for the girls’ classrooms — Enjoy!
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