Monday, July 14, 2008

Gluten Free School Supplies

Children may also ingest gluten from art supplies.

There are several sites that have this information so I will compile it for you and list the sites.

From TACA Now

  • Paints -- six colors (Crayola, Palmer, or Lakeshore brand)
  • Crayola
    Washable Markers (large and small sizes)
  • Crayola First Crayons or regular crayons (two pkg.)
  • Crayola Model Magic in several colors (Do not use Playdough or Crayola Dough or any substitutes unless sent from home! Model Magic dries out after several uses--include baggies)
  • Crayola brand chalk in white and colors
  • Elmer's or Ross Brand Liquid Glue (old fashioned paste contains wheat)
  • Elmer's or Ross Brand Glue Sticks (2)
  • Scotch brand clear tape, 1 roll
  • Craft supplies (small baggies filled these items):
    Corn elbows, corn rotelli, rice, black-eyed peas, lentils, rice spaghetti, colored rice or lentil noodles--remember, your child cannot use regular pasta for crafts or in a sensory bin
From the GFCF Website:

  • Palmer Paint Products, Inc. (Can be found in Walmart, Michaels, also S&S World Wide Arts catalogue)
Prism Brand Acrylic Glow in the Dark
Prism Regular Acrylics
Prism Model Paints
Prism Pearls
Palmer Nature' Hues
Palmer Liquid Tempera (contains corn starch)
Palmer Washable Liquid Tempura
Palmer Face Paint
Palmer Glitter Paint

Palmer Dry Tempura (contains corn starch)
Washable Markers
Model Magic
Silly Putty
Jumping Colors
Mess free Color Wonder
3 D Markers
Oil Pastels
Powder Paint
Water Soluble Oil Pastels
Note: NO Crayola dough it contains Gluten!

Elmer's Washable Glue is also GF 1-888-435-6377
School Supplies/Glue - Conros Corporation
Canada 1-800-387-5275
Ross White Glue
Ross Glue Sticks
Ross School Glue

I'm also going to make sure I send products like these listed below;

  • Unpowdered plastic gloves or Liquid Glove (if needed for other activities--soap play, cooking, etc.)
  • Colored page reinforcers or pony beads (there are no GFCF Cheerios, so for crafts/activities that involve gluing cheerios, use colored page reinforcers, Gorilla Munch cereal, or plastic pony beads)
  • Baggies of Gorilla Munch (Kix-like GF corn cereal)
  • Colgate Shaving Cream (for OT activities); do not use Nickelodeon Floam, Goop, etc.
  • Silly Putty
    by Crayola is GF (for OT activities)
  • Palmer face paints or Hello Kitty products can be used for makeup for dress-up activities/plays
  • Ivory soap, Johnson and Johnson Baby Soap, shampoo, and lotion are GFCF; avoid other lotions used in physical therapy unless you know they are GFCF
  • Toothettes and lemon-flavored cottonball sticks used by speech therapists are GFCF

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