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Play Doh Alternatives?

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Hi,

Do you all let your kids play with play doh? I understand it has wheat in it? Alternatives?

thanks,

I would not risk it. Sculpey clays are gluten-free and you can bake the art work if you want and keep it forever or you can break the projects down and reuse.

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The two commercial gluten-free playdohs we've tried have been disappointing. One is crumbly and not very moldable and the other has a very strong scent added to it that was okay at first but now the kids complain about it. We usually use moonsand in place of playdoh. It is a pain to clean up after but the kids love it. Target has a few sets on clearance right now so I stocked up!

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I was watching the show John and Kate plus Eight the other day and she made her kids edible play dough.

Said the recipe was equal parts peanut putter, powdered sugar, and honey. I've never tried it but it might be fun for little kids, just give them their own little ball of dough and let them nibble on it a little at the end.

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Thanks for the replies, I will probably try the moonsand but I hear that it makes a huge mess? I can't do the edible version as my son has Ige food allergies to nuts. Perhaps I could sub sunbutter - once I challenge him on sunflower seeds...

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Thanks for the replies, I will probably try the moonsand but I hear that it makes a huge mess? I can't do the edible version as my son has Ige food allergies to nuts. Perhaps I could sub sunbutter - once I challenge him on sunflower seeds...

We sometimes use "Play Foam" it is gluten free and doesn't make as much of a mess....we are talking about an activity that is messy to begin with so I always try and tell myself "let's be realistic" We use sunbutter as a substitute for pb all the time! :)

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I am replacing my 5 year olds play doh so I can play with him and not have the risk of cross contamination. I just ordered a variety pack of Soy-Yer dough. I believe it has 11- 6 oz tubs in a variety of colors. They do have a soy free version if you have problems with that. They are scented, so if smells bother you this may not be desireable. I know that my son will love that they smell. Alot of his play doh toys are food related. I am going to sanitize the toys so they will be ready to go when I get his new dough. I'll post back after I recieve it and tell you what I think.

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I buy my sons from Lakeshore Learning Center. If you don't have a store near you I think you can buy online. They sell both regular and gluten free. Been using it for a few months now and really like. Smells much better to me than regular playdoh. Good Luck!

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We use the dough from Discount School Supplies. It's a web site just google it. The dough is gluten-free. It's a big tubthat lasts forever and works well in the playdough presses and toys.

RE why you can't use real playdough. Lots of celiacs can touch gluten without problems. I'm not one of them. I can't touch the stuff. My daughter got very sick glutening off playdough once. It got stuck under her nails at a friends house. After a day of play and eating her gluten-free lunch she must have ingested the dough. So we never use real playdough anymore.

We also have a nut allergy. Try the enjoylife brand cookies and cherrybrooke kitchen mixes. Both gluten-free/cf and nut free.

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The soy-yer dough came today. I washed all of my son's play doh toys so we could play with the new stuff. We love it! It works really well with his toys. The scents are very subtle, not to strong. Some of them I can hardly tell they are scented. He has a martian matter toy that uses a wheat based modeling compound that I am going to clean up tomorrow and use this for making his aliens! We are going to have a full day of playing tommorow. :)

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