Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Gluten-free play dough recipe

Kids love putting things in their mouths. This gluten-free recipe for play dough is a great way to ensure your kids are having fun and playing safely.



  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 500ml (2 cups) hot water
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • food colouring


Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat until all is combined and a dough consistency is reached.

Let it cool completely before giving it to your child to play with.

Let the fun begin!


  • Wrap the play dough up well after your child has finished playing with it in a ziplock bag (with all the air squeezed out) and then pop in an airtight plastic box. This way, it'll stay fresh for another day.
  • Add the food colouring to the play dough and kneed on a plastic board if you don't want to turn your wooden chopping board a funny colour!
  • Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make decorations. Use a straw to make a hole for hanging and then thread the air-dried shapes on to pretty ribbon or string to make a colourful garland.