My mom used to make play dough for us when we were little and I do the same for my children using her recipe. It really is so easy to make and very frugal as well. This is a recipe that you can use cheap ingredients for like bleached flour, table salt and vegetable oil for and not feel guilty. 🙂 I haven’t tried this with rice flour, but for someone with celiac’s disease it would be worth a try.
1 Cup Flour
½ Cup Salt
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 Cup Water
1 tsp. Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring (10 drops or more)
Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a pan. In a separate bowl, combine water, oil and food coloring. Add the liquid mixture to the pan with the dry ingredients. Mix well. Cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat when mixture forms a ball and isn’t clinging to the sides of the pan. Take dough from pan and knead on a floured surface until it is soft and smooth. Store in an airtight container or zippered bag.
I made 2 batches and shaped them into eggs to go inside of some plastic eggs for my son’s school Easter party this week. I wrapped the play dough in plastic wrap, and it fit perfectly inside of the plastic eggs. Yay, for fun that doesn’t rot your teeth. 🙂