If you have a gluten allergy in your home like we do, then you probably stay away from regular play dough. My 8 year old still loves to play with it though, and we have made our own before with much success.
We have also purchased an amazing “marshmallow” gluten-free play dough before that we absolutely LOVE! It feels like marshmallows and is completely non-toxic AND gluten-free! It actually lasts for a long time too, as long as your kiddos keep a tight seal on the lids.
When you want to be frugal (or you are just craftsy) and want to make your own – here is a great recipe!
Here is the marshmallow play doung I mentioned above. The same company also makes an amazing “sand.” Wonderful gifts for kids who are gluten-free!
If your kids love playing and molding with play dough, you might find that adding in fun play dough mats helps bring on some learning!
If you are looking for play dough tools – there are a tun of fun things that can give those small motor skills a good workout!
ALEX Toys Artist Studio Wooden Dough Tools Set 12 PieceMatty’s Toy Stop 11 Pieces Wooden Play Dough & Clay Tools Set with Storage BagStrokes Art Durable Clay and Dough Tools 21 Piece Set Nature Shapes – Create Hours Of Creativity – Ages 3 & Up – Includes Handy Storage BagKare & Kind Smart Dough Tools Kit with Extruder Tools and Breakfast Time Set (Kare and Kind Retail Packaging)- Assorted Color (Extruder Tools)