Thursday, August 28, 2008

Allergy Free Playdough

Most people have no idea that "Playdough" has wheat, but Nathan has a wheat allergy so I am searching for a good playdough recipe. These two seemed to be the easiest without strange ingredients. I haven't tried them yet.

Cooked Playdough (baking soda and corn starch)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
3/4 cup water

Have your child mix the baking soda and corn starch in a pot. Use hands to make sure all the lumps are broken up. Add water. The adult should put the pan on the stove over medium heat and stir constantly. As soon as the mixture gathers together, remove from the heat. When it cools, have your child knead it into a smooth playdough.

Note: Don't over cook this playdough or it will crumble when the children use it.

Alternative Recipe for childrens playdough
2 cup cornstarch
2 cup baking soda
1 1/4 cup cold water

Gradually add water until smooth. Heat, stirring constantly until mashed potato consistency. Turn onto plate, cover with damp cloth, let cool. Knead dough.

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