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Gluten-Free Play Dough

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Updated October 16, 2008

Here is a recipe for gluten-free play dough, courtesy of the Celiac Sprue Association. (Regular Play Doh, the popular children's modeling compound, contains gluten, which makes it unsafe for children with celiac disease.)

If you'd rather buy ready-made gluten-free play dough, two popular brands are Aroma Dough and Colorations. Colorations is sold by Discount School Supply.

Recipe reprinted with permission of the Celiac Sprue Association.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • Food coloring, if desired


Mix ingredients. Cook and stir on low heat for 3 minutes or until mixture forms a ball. Cool completely before storing in a sealable plastic bag.
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 5 out of 5
Works Great, Member hkaylm

We used Arrowroot starch because our corn starch said may contain wheat and milk and eggs, all allergies for us, going to toss it. The Arrowroot starch worked great and I'm sure Potato Starch would also work

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