How To Make Gluten-Free Play Dough

How To Make Gluten-Free Play Dough

Commercial play dough is made primarily of salt, water and wheat based flour. Despite the fact that play dough shouldn't be eaten, sometimes little hands find there way into mouths, which can cause reactions in kids with allergies and sensitivities to gluten or wheat. We found this great recipe for a gluten-free play dough that you can easily make as a family! 


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil such as coconut or olive
  • 1-2 teaspoons of natural food coloring, if desired 
  • Optional: a few drops of essential oil


Mix ingredients. Cook and stir on low heat for 3 minutes or until it forms a ball. Cool completely before storing in a sealable plastic bag.

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