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Our super simple gluten-free playdough recipe is one of our fave and affordable ways to provide hours of fun for the little ones.
By Selina Altomonte
We all grew up with it, and know how much entertainment a batch of colourful playdough can provide – along with all that sensory fun of kneading, stretching and moulding. But what if your child has coeliac disease or a wheat allergy?
Traditional store-bought playdough does contain gluten. Gluten does not cause harm if it touches the skin of someone with coeliac disease, however some younger children can be tempted to have a taste. You may prefer to use gluten-free playdough to minimise the risk of gluten ingestion by your little one; gluten-free playdough is now available to buy or we have a tried-and-tested recipe you can have up your sleeve.
Making your own gluten-free playdough is fun and easy, and you can get as creative as you want by mixing your own colour combinations or adding glitter. Little kids can help with measuring the ingredients, kneading the dough and adding colours, but as this recipe involves cooking the mixture, older kids can help make it entirely from scratch. Have fun!
Cream of tartar
You will need:
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low heat for about five minutes, continuously stirring well. The mixture is very runny to start with but gradually firms up.
Remove from heat and knead on a table or pastry board to remove any lumps.
Roll into a large ball and store in a plastic container – it will keep for several months.
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