It was a rainy, rainy day, and I said to Bunky, how about we make some gluten free play doh? And she said, yes. What color should we make, I asked, and she said, pink, pink, pink!
That’s us playfully retooling the first scene from one of B’s favorite books, Pinkalicious. In the book the girl and her mom make pink cupcakes, but we were in the mood for play doh.
This recipe is easy to make and fast. Just throw together some pantry items and you’re good to go.
We like artificial food coloring in ours, but you could use a natural kind (like tumeric or boil up and strain some berries) or add glitter for texture and sparkle.
GF Play Doh recipe
1 cup of rice flour
1 cup of corn flour/corn starch (it adds the stickiness)
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar (not pictured above, but very necessary!)
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
Food coloring, glitter, colored sand, or other bits and pieces to make the dough more fun!
Put water on the stove to boil. Mix all the ingredients (except food coloring and/or glitter) in a large bowl.
Add boiling water carefully (and have kiddos step back). Mix it up well with a spoon, then add food coloring and/or glitter. Use rubber gloves or cover your hands with medium-sized ziplock bags to protect them from the heat, as the mixture will be quite hot after adding the boiling water. Keep stirring and kneading until it forms the right consistency and color. Play doh will cool relatively quickly, but test first before giving it to small humans.
*Kids can help mix everything BEFORE adding the boiling water, then it should be adults only. I let Bunky drop in the food coloring, but I do all the kneading since it’s too hot for little hands. Or adult hands for that matter, even if they’re covered with plastic baggies, so be careful yourself, too!