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Play dough Recipe

Play Dough Recipe for Children With Wheat Allergy

Some children are allergic to wheat and some have the condition Coeliac, whic means they have intolerance to gluten which is found in, Wheat Barley Rye and Oats. For some the effects are only seen when they have eaten something containing these foods, but for others simply handling them can cause a problem.

Playdough is usually made with Wheta based flour and is therefore not suitable for a child with Coeliac or Wheat  intolreance. the following recipe offers a useful alternative.

The play dough should be stored in an air tight container in the fridge when not in use.It usually keeps for several weeks but should be replaced regularly for hygiene reasons,particularly if the group has children that have suffered form an infectious illness.


1 cup of rice flour

1 cup of corn flour

1 cup of salt

4 teaspoons of cream of tartar

2 cups of water

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Food colouring(Optional)


Place all the ingredients together in a saucepan. Stir well while cooking over a gentle heat. Continue to stir, the mixture will change from a runny consistency to a firmer consistency.Remove the pan from the heat and turn the dough onto a board.Knead the dough well to get a smooth texture throughout.When cool, place the dough in a plastic container and store in the fridge until required.

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