I found a recipe for gluten free play dough a couple of years ago and decided to give it a go.
It used cornflour and rice flour in place of wheat flour. The rest of the ingredients were the same as for usual play dough.
I have to say it was awful. The cornflour made it really starchy. It reminded me of silly putty. After rolling it in your hands for a minute it started to get really sticky so you had to stop using it.
So I made another batch using maize flour instead. This came out the same as usual homemade play dough using wheat flour.
If you’re worried about your children eating shop bought play dough (which normally contains flour), try this recipe:
2 cups (about 290g) maize flour (Infinity Foods call this corn flour as it is called in America)
1 cup (about 300g) salt
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups (500ml) water
vanilla or other flavouring- to make it smell nice
Place all of the ingredients together in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the mixture combines and becomes thick.
Pour the mixture on top and knead until smooth.
Store the play dough in a freezer bag to stop it drying out.
I will make a note of how long it lasts and update this post. You can store it in the fridge or freezer to make it last longer.