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Feeding four-year-olds is hard enough, throw celiac disease into the mix and this becomes a very daunting task. We explore gluten free options at home and in the San Francisco Bay Area and put them up against the toughest critics around... my kids.


Gluten-Free Play Dough Recipe

This recipe is for play dough that's safe for all, even kids with celiac and gluten allergies.

Playing with regular play dough is too risky for kids with celiac disease, who can't eat gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains (and also in most forms of play dough).
Try this recipe instead, which is safe for kids because it uses rice flour and cornstarch (which don't contain gluten).


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Food coloring, if desired


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.  Source: Celiac Disease Foundation

This is an iron taco press and the twins love using it to flatten out their playdough. As a preschool teacher, I found this to be a hit with young kids playing with playdough.

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe! Thanks for the information and practical advice about living gluten free.