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Monday, March 24, 2008

Rice Flour Play Dough

This play dough was a huge hit with my girls and their friends. I've never seen such intense interest in play dough before, even without the fun colors (I left it white). It was very easy to use and did not have that funny smell that store bought play dough has. And making it is not that hard or time consuming (it took 10 minutes from start to finish). I think I'll be making a lot of it in the future.

1 1/2 cups finely ground white rice flour (such as Bob's Red Mill)
3/4 cup salt
3 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp. canola oil
*optional food coloring or essential oil for fun scents (such as lavender)

Sift together the flour, salt and cream of tartar. Heat water and oil (and food coloring or essential oil if desired) over medium heat in a large saucepan . Add the flour mixture and stir constantly with a spoon until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan (you may need to add a smidge more water if it's too dry). Place dough onto rice floured countertop and let cool slightly. Knead dough until smooth and no longer sticky. When it feels very similar to regular Play Dough, you are done! Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic baggie.

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