I have updates to this blog. I kept the play dough to see how long it stayed playable. I kept them in ziploc type sandwich bags in my studio. Well, after 2 weeks the purple rice flour recipe started to get slimy, then the dogs got it and that was the end of that. The cornstarch and baking soda batch, however did not start to go bad until last week. Before it went bad I used it for a mixed media paining. The texture was smooth and silky, however, I had to keep dipping my fingers in water to work with it because it tended to be on the dry side. I will post photos of the painting soon and you can be the judge of how well the clay looks. Enjoy!
What a fun day! At the request of my daughter I found then made two gluten free playdough recipes that I found on the web to see which one, if any, are worth the bother.
Recipe 1: from the Celiac Disease Foundation
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup salt
2 tsps cream of tarter
1 cup water
1 tsp. cooking oil
food coloring if desired
Mix ingredients in medium sized saucepan. Cook and stir on low heat until it forms a ball. Cool completely before storing it in a seal-able plastic bag.
I made the mistake of doing this on a day when the arthritis in my hands was acting up. It hurt to stir the dough in the pan. If you have a similar issue either wait for a less painful day or have someone (an older grand?) stir it for you.
This is where my hands started hurting. It gets…
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