GFCF Play Dough

>> Monday, January 26, 2009

From time to time, I will be posting recipe's here that are GFCF. Here is one that I picked up for play dough. Using regular play dough is harmful on a GFCF diet as well as a Feingold diet. The wheat, and dyes from food colorings can be absorbed through the skin causing a reaction. You and your children will have fun making this together and know that it is safe to use in play and a wonderful stress reliever. Happy mixing, playing and relaxing!

Play Dough
2 cups white rice flour
4 teaspoons
GFCF cream of tartar
1/4 cup salt
2 teaspoons
xanthan gum
1/4 cup oil (use non-
hydrogenated oil to be sure)
Natural organic food coloring (Feingold diet)

Place all ingredients into a food processor except the food coloring. Slowly add 1.2 cup boiling water and stir until mixture forms a ball. If the dough is too dry add 1 tablespoon water at a time. Let cool and then kneed for 10 minutes. Separate into four balls and add 8 drops of food coloring to each. Store in sealed containers.

Note: food colorings and the wheat in play dough can be absorbed into the skin so use this recipe instead of buying play dough at the store. I use play dough for the kids when they are highly stressed and agitated. Playing with the dough released anxiety issues as well. Happy mixing, playing, and relaxing with play dough.

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