Mama K's Sample PackWith more and more children being diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, the need for gluten-free alternatives to gluten containing arts & crafts is a must!

But which toys contain gluten? Well, Play-Doh for one. Play-Doh is made using wheat flour and since kids are known for putting everything in their mouths, it’s something you probably don’t want your gluten-free kids playing with.

Last year we reviewed a gluten-free clay from Mama K and there are a growing number of companies like this, realizing the fast increasing market for gluten-free versions of modeling clay. Soy-Yer Dough sold 50,000 containers of their product last year, more than 25 times the amount sold when the company began five years ago.

Great White Bottling have a similar story. They too make a gluten-free dough and sales have increased by 67% in 2012. Max’s Mud, an organic sculpting dough, recently became the first world first certified gluten-free kid’s activity product in the world. They are certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG).

Some kids must stay completely clear of gluten and it’s exciting to see gluten-free toys being introduced into the market. As well as play dough, there are also gluten-free finger paints and stickers.

Is your son or daughter gluten-free? Do they have any gluten-free toys?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/even-toys-are-going-gluten-free-2013-02-05?link=MW_latest_news

 

Post authored by The Gluten-Free Traveller