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This playdough recipe is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while and finally got the chance. We all know and love the big- name stuff, but let’s face it, kids tend to put it in their mouth at some point and for kids who have food allergies/ sensitivities this can be a problem (did you know Playdough has gluten in it?).
So when I made my own, I not only wanted to see how it compared to the store- bought stuff, I wanted to try a gluten- free version. It was fun and simple to make and would be a great birthday party activity or party favour to send the kids home with. See the how- to below.
Gluten Free Playdough Recipe
1/2 cup gluten- free flour (rice flour is good for this)
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tsp cooking oil
food colouring (I’ve seen different versions that use Koolaid or you can try using fruit & veggie dyes for a natural version)
- In a bowl mix all ingredients together until the dough is smooth and a consistent texture. If you have to add a little extra flour or water to reach the desired consistency that’s ok.
- Remove your dough from the bowl and roll by hand into a long log
- Divide equally (I made 6 colours so divided my log into 6 balls
- Using your thumb, create an indent in the ball and squeeze a few drops of food colouring into the centre (add more as needed to reach the desired vibrancy)
- Roll the dough until the food colouring has been evenly distributed and repeat until you’ve made all of the colours
- Store in an air- tight container when not in use (for long- lasting dough, store each colour in it’s own ziploc bag and store in an airtight bag or container).