Gluten-free Playdough Time



I always find it amusingly ironic that my little Canary’s favorite color of all time in the whole wide world is – yellow. 🙂

We made up some pink playdough earlier this week and tried a new recipe. It turned out nicely, but got really sticky the following day. So, today, we attempted a new concoction and I am happy with the outcome. Bonus: we did yellow, which makes my sweet girl so very happy.


Gluten Free Yellow playdough

1/2 cup white rice flour

1/2 cup arrowroot powder/flour

1/2 cup salt

2 teaspoons cream of tarter

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 cup water


In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the ingredients together until they start to congeal and glob up, becoming sticky enough to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Let cool until you can handle the dough and then spoon it out into your hand or onto a surface. Knead and stretch the dough until it is cool enough to play with! That’s it.


Store in an airtight container.

Definitely experiment with other natural colorings.

Green can be made with Chlorella or Spirulina powders or a little liquid chlorophyll.

Red/pink can be made with cherry juice, beet juice, pomegranate juice, elderberry syrup

Purple / blue can be made with blueberry juice, soaked red cabbage, purple grape juice

experiment with your own natural colorings! (If using liquid, your liquid + water should equal 1 cup for the recipe).


Happy, healthy play-doughing!


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