Gluten-Free Toys

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?


Post authored by The Gluten-Free Traveller

2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Toys”

  1. Discount School Suppy (DSS) is an awesome company that has great array of allergen friendly school supplies/crafts. My daycare has switched to many of these products to offer gluten free playdoh and finger paints. These types of products are crucial for daycare programs for developing artistic expression, small motor development, language skills, understanding color, etc. This is especially important for younger children who continue to put their hands in their mouths and cross-contaminate themselves! DSS has everything organized by either gluten free, dairy/casien free, egg free, latex free, peanut and tree-nut free and soy free!

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