Gluten-Free Playdough

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  • 1/2 cup baby rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened/unflavored applesauce
  • Liquid watercolors or food coloring, optional
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, combine rice cereal and cornstarch together. In a separate small bowl, mix applesauce with desired amounts of liquid watercolors or food coloring, if using, and then add to dry ingredients. Mash with a fork until lumps form and cornstarch is matted down.
  2. Add olive oil and continue mashing the ingredients until they are blended enough that you can start kneading the mixture by hand.
  3. Continue to knead the mixture until you reach your desired consistency. For a softer dough, add more olive oil, and for a firmer dough, add more cornstarch.
  4. Use immediately for optimal play.


To add more oil or cornstarch, I find it helpful to have a little dish of either the oil or the cornstarch next to where I knead the dough. If I decide I need more of one, I place the dough in the little dish to gather a small amount and go back to kneading, much like if I were preparing pizza dough and needed a little extra olive oil or flour. I then continue to knead the dough with a little extra of either ingredient until I have the consistency I want.