Archive for August, 2009

Allergies in Play-dough – Make your own (and save dough too!)

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

On rainy summer afternoons, there is no better way to keep the kids occupied by having them get creative and lose themselves in the traditional childhood craft item, play-dough. But as most parents know, what ends up in their child’s hands have a way of ending up in their mouths –  which can become a serious cause of concern for children with food allergies or celiac disease.

That is why I was so excited when I ran across this excellent review of play-dough from Clara Ogren with the Baltimore Gluten-Free Examiner.

In this review Clara lists some of the gluten free and allergen free brands of play-dough that are available, as well as specifics on each type reviewed. All are gluten-free and many are also free of dairy, egg, soy, nuts, fish and shellfish; as well as fragrances, artificial colors and dyes. Check out each brands website to see which play-dough fits your specific allergen(s) or intolerance(s).

I also found a deal at Discount School Supply on the Colorations brand of play-dough, which at $22.97 for 5 ½ pounds was the best deal of all of the types that Clara reviewed. The deal that is being offered is 10% OFF your whole order by using coupon code: TENOFFEV at checkout. Please note that this special expires on Monday, August 3rd – so use it today! They also carry gluten-free and allergen-free paint, too.

Another way to save is to make your own gluten and allergen free play dough. And as a bonus, making play dough also becomes another activity to enjoy with your children on rainy afternoons! There are four recipes that Clara features in her blog – so check them out!

Have fun! And as always… play nice and be free!

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