Did you know that play-doh contains gluten? My sister is guest posting today sharing her thoughts on dealing with the issue. She also shares the link to her favorite recipe for homemade gluten free playdough.
My daughter had been gluten-free a couple of months when Christmas rolled around. And sure enough, one of her presents from a close relative was a Play-Doh set, complete with a giant monkey to shove the dough through.
Although she was thrilled at the sight of this gift, I was more than a bit annoyed. One of the main ingredients in Play-Doh is wheat, and when your small child is gluten-free, the last thing you really want to do is hand them a ball of wheat to play with. I realize they aren’t exactly supposed to eat the stuff, but seriously, when you spend a great deal of time and money (not to mention effort) creating a gluten-free kitchen, the last thing you really want to do is let you child roll wheat all over the table and their hands.
There are some gluten-free play doughs on the market, but they are pretty expensive. A great alternative, and my tip for today, is to make your own gluten-free play dough. If stored in a resealable plastic bag, it should last for quite a long time.
I already had a favorite play dough recipe I had been making for years, so I easily converted it to be gluten-free by simply replacing the wheat flour with rice flour. This recipe contains Kool-Aid which creates a dough with a vibrant color and pleasing scent.
Another simple gluten-free play dough recipe is here. It comes from the Celiac Sprue Association and has ingredients you probably have in the pantry.
Making play dough is super easy and inexpensive, not to mention a fun activity. If you have a gluten-free child in your life I am sure they would be thrilled to get in the kitchen and produce their very own batch of safe, homemade play dough.
For more great gluten free information and giveaways please visit the other bloggers joining in on the 10 Days of Gluten Free.
Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House
Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog
Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat
Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal
Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl
Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free
Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva
Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free PantryI hope you will join us for 10 Days of Gluten Free!
And here are the details for my giveaway. GIVEAWAY OVER EMMA’S COMMENT ON THE PLAGHDOUGH POST WON. Winner chosen by Random.org
I am giving away one $25 Bob’s Red Mill gift card that is good for their online store and one copy of my Cooking 101 For Kids ebook to one reader.
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.
- Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of GF posts)
- The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.
- No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.