Gluten Free Play Dough

"In a Gluten-free household store bought Play Dough is such a risky thing to have around, especially when toddlers are involved. This recipe is safe, very easy, and so much fun to make too! If you are used to Gluten-free baking, you will probably have all the ingredients in the house already ;-) The Gluten free Play Dough looks and handles just like 'normal' Play Dough, so kids won't notice the difference. It keeps well for months when stored in an airtight container. This recipe was found at Coeliac UK."
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Ready In:
6 small tins




  • Mix base ingredients in a large measuring pitcher.
  • Heat one cup of the resulting white mixture in a small saucepan. and add some food colouring (a few drops at a time) to reach the desired colour.
  • Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook over low heat for about 5 minutes. Consistency will be very runny at first but once it starts to thicken mixture will firm up quite fast.
  • Remove from heat and knead to remove lumps (if any).
  • Repeat with rest of mixture. 1 cup of the mixture will yield approximately 1 small canister of Gluten-free Play Dough (like the standard sets with a few colours you buy in the store).
  • Given prep/cooking time is for one colour.

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  1. its a really smart idea. I love play dough. i am young and i still play with it now and then. when i found out i might be allergic to gluten i wanted to find easy but creative recipes. this is one i was looking for. :D
  2. Used all natural colors from rainbow tree


Love to cook and bake, always have. Our toddler DD is gluten and lactose intolerant and mom just can't stomach the idea that a lifelong gluten free or dairy free diet would simply mean settling for less. Finding yummy recipes that work therefor make me very happy, and ever so grateful for a site like this!!!
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