How To Build Gluten Free Playdough - Celiac Disease
Oct 16 2008

How To Build Gluten Free Playdough

Keeping a child gluten free at school can often be very difficult when you have to monitor more than just the food your child consumes. Finding gluten free art supplies is one thing to keep in mind, but what about gluten free playdough?

Playdough can often enter a childs mouth, so having gluten free playdough is a good idea for any young child with celiac disease. If you’d like to make gluten free playdough at home, here is a recipe you can use:

Gluten Free Playdough Recipe

Playdough Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free rice flour
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 t cooking oil

Playdough Directions:

  1. Plug in your crockpot and turn to low to warm up slowly.
  2. Dump in your dry ingredients, stirring to evenly distribute.
  3. Add the water and oil. Close the lid and switch the heat to high.
  4. Set a timer and check your playdough every 30 minutes, stirring well each time.  Usually takes about 2 hours to make. (You will know it’s done or close to done when the playdough begins to form a ball when you stir it)
  5. Once ready, remove the stoneware insert from your crockpot and stir some more.
  6. Dump playdough out onto a smooth surface and begin to knead (playdough wil be hot). If your dough is overly sticky, add a bit of cornstarch; if overly dry, add a touch more hot water. Each time you make the dough, the water required will be a bit different, depending on the humidity in the air.
  7. Separate the dough into manageable lumps and push a hole into the center for a few drops of food coloring–let the kids squish the dough around to distribute the desired color.

If you’d like to check out other recipe ideas, check out our gluten free recipes page!

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!

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