Monday 26 July 2010

Playdough (Gluten free)

We all know the popularity and versatility of play dough in play. However shop bought or home made playdough contain gluten. Which poses a difficulty for child is on a gluten free diet due to gluten intolerance, is on a gluten free diet in relation to autism; particularly if they are going to put it in their mouth. So I have compiled a list of a recipes for gluten free playdough.

Recipe 1
2 cups salt
3/4 water
1 cup cornflour
1/2 cup water

Mix salt and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cornflour and 1/2 cup water. Stir and heat again on medium heat until smooth and thick. Refrigerate until firm.

Recipe 2
With a few more ingredients but creates the best replica to "regular" home made playdough.

1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 cup water
1 tsp cooking oil

Mix ingredients cook on a low heat until a ball is formed.

Recipe 3
This recipe is intended to be an air hardening dough, but can be used for a nice textured gluten free dough.

2 cups salt

1 cup corn flour

1 cup warm water
Mix together, and heat over a low heat until a ball is formed. Ensure you keep this in a completely air tight container, it will dry hard very quickly.

Obviously with all these recipes can be coloured with food colouring and scented with flavouring.

"Play has been man's most useful preoccupation." Frank Caplan


  1. Nice. I can't wait to try this out. Thank you.

  2. So good of you to research and share this. We don't suffer from gluten intolerance, but I have a friend who does - this is perfect for her and her little ones. :)

  3. Thanks for commenting on my story stone post! And, thanks so much for the compiling these recipes. My younger daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so I will be testing these out in the coming days.