Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Homemade (Gluten-Free) Play-Doh

Ben bought Mercedes some Easter themed cookie cutters last night. This morning, Mercedes asked to use play-doh to make pretend cookies. I've been trying to eliminate wheat products from our house since I have a gluten intolerance, so I went on a search to find a gluten-free play-doh recipe. This one is great. Only 4 ingredients and I had all of them in my house. So we made homemade play-doh this morning!

What you need:
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
2 cups baking soda
1 box jello

What you do:
Combine ingredients in a LARGE saucepan and whisk over medium heat until play-doh becomes too thick to whisk, then use a large spoon until play-doh forms a ball.

We ended up having to switch to a larger saucepan because the baking soda caused the play-doh to rise a LOT for a while.

This is what it looked like when it was finished heating.

I set it on a cookie sheet and stuck it in the fridge for about half an hour to cool. It was still pretty soft when it was warm.

Once it had chilled for a while, it was the perfect play-doh consistency.

 It smelled wonderful. Blueberry jello scented, mmm-mmm!

Mercedes used her Easter themed cookie cutters to make pretend play-doh cookies.

Success! We used this play-doh throughout the day and stored it in the fridge in a plastic zip-lock sandwich bag when we weren't using it. Tonight it is every bit as fresh as when we made it, and hasn't dried out at all.

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