Traditional Homemade Playdough (Gluten Free)

I remember having so much fun with Playdoh as a kid! Building and sculpting – the play was endless. Homemade playdough is easy to make and there’s a good chance you have all the ingredients you need on hand already! I wanted to experiment with a gluten free version of the playdough recipe for my friends who have children with gluten allergies. In my opinion, this version actually worked better than the original! The playdoh was less sticky and held it’s shape much better. It was much easier to sculpt with. A true win-win! These recipes are adapted from DIY Natural’s Homemade Playdough Recipe.


  • 1 Cup Flour (make this recipe gluten free by using Cassava flour)
  • 1/4 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Food Coloring (I used natural food coloring.)

Combine flour and salt in a bowl.

In a separate bowl or cup, add food coloring to water. I added half of a packet, but you can add more if you want a richer color.

Stir water & food coloring mixture into flour and salt. Stir to combine.

When mixture is combined, knead for several minutes.

Add flour as needed in small amounts, less than 1 tsp at a time, until the dough is no longer sticky.

Store in a plastic bag without air.

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