Gluten Free Play Dough

We don't really *need* gluten free play dough in our home, but I know that rule doesn't apply to everyone. Children who have been diagnosed with Celiac or a gluten intolerance shouldn't play with "normal" play dough. I was looking for a fun challenge, and we were in need of some new dough... so, here it is! Play dough that's safe for your littlest Celiac!

Update: see this post for Autumn-inspired, Pumpkin Spice play dough!

You'll Need:
1 Cup Rice Flour {brown or white}
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 Tbsp. Olive or Grapeseed Oil
1 Cup {hot} Water
Food Coloring {optional, add enough to make your desired color/shade}

To Make:
Combine dry ingredients in a sauce pan.
Add oil, stirring to mix, then add water and food coloring.
Place the pan over medium-low heat for several minutes, stirring frequently until the dough begins to form one large "ball" in the pan.
When the dough is mostly solid and stuck together (3-4 minutes, give or take), turn it out onto the counter to cool for several minutes.
Knead the warm dough, adding a bit more cornstarch if the dough feels too sticky. I added one extra teaspoon to my dough.
When the dough is smooth and soft, it's ready for play!

Keep the dough sealed in an air-tight container for best results.

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