We finally got around to trying out a new play dough recipe. It’s super simple and cheap, and it’s gluten-free, so it’s safe for kids with wheat allergies! We call it rubbery play dough, and here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 cup water
Simply whisk the ingredients together in a pan and then warm over medium heat until it thickens. It will stick to the sides of the pan, so use a spatula to get it out and put it onto wax paper.
Our first attempt we decided we wanted blue. Don’t do this!!! The food coloring comes off on your hands.
OK, so white it is. We added glitter. This dough is so soft and smooth. It even stretches when you pull it. As with regular play dough, you can keep it by storing it in an air tight container.
Trying this recipe was a nice change from our favorite play dough recipe that we make all the time. It would be fun to experiment with the ratio of corn starch and baking soda to see how it changes the dough. We might even try putting in some borax or glue and see what happens!
More Gluten-Free Play Dough Options:
If you’re interested in making a more traditional play dough that’s gluten-free, there’s a recipe from the Celiac Sprue Association’s website that uses rice flour and cornstarch instead of wheat flour.
If you try out the rubbery dough recipe, make sure to let us know how it turned out!