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Rice Play Dough

This is a fun project for kids.  You can choose to add coloring to create Play Dough in your favorite colors.


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar (this does not contain dairy)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Food coloring, if desired


  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Large Pot
  • Measuring Spoons
  • 1 Measuring Cup


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a pot. Place Pot on your cooktop.
  2. Cook and stir on low heat for 3 minutes or until the mixture forms a ball.
  3. Put on a cool dry surface. Allow to cool for a few minutes.  Knead the dough for a minute.
  4. Cool completely before storing in a sealable plastic bag or airtight container.

Tip:    You can add ½ teaspoon of vanilla to give it a nice smell.

Trick:           You can add sparkles in step 3 while kneading the dough.  This will give your Play Dough a magical shimmer!

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