FAQs

What is in our sensory dough?

Our dough is made of all edible food grade ingredients. The main ingredients being flour and salt... everything else is top secret but if you have any specific questions send us a message. With the exception of a pinch of 'cream of tartar' all our ingredients are Australian, where possible we also select organic.

The dough contains gluten. And although our dough does not contain nuts ingredients, we can not guarantee they are nut free.

We do not use any synthetic colours (which often contain horrible ingredients such as petroleum and are un-sustainable), our doughs are coloured au natural with premium fruit and veggie powders that are pure and Australian grown with no preservatives or fillers.

Where are the ingredients for your dough from?

Exact ingredients are top secret but we can proudly say we use premium food grade ingredients, and uniquely 99% are Australian grown. This offers quality to you whilst supporting local communities and reducing air miles which is better for the environment.

We have been unable to source 'cream of tartar' that is Australian, although it has been packaged in Australia. It is an essential ingredient in the dough, for texture but also preserving qualities, so we couldn't miss it out. 

Are there chemicals or additives in the dough?

Absolutely not. We use 100% non-toxic food quality ingredients. 

Are the doughs Vegan?

They sure are! 

Our wooden items are also vegan, we use natural Tung oil for sealing, we do not use beeswax.

Do the doughs contain fragrance?

The natural powders we use to colour the dough often have a natural fragrance, our 'Desert Rose' naturally smells like strawberries - beautiful... and our 'Eucalyptus Green' smells like broccoli - less beautiful. So all our kit doughs contain Australian essential oils. 

If you prefer unscented we do have this option for our single tins in the 'just dough' range.

How long will the dough last?

With care, many months!

However our doughs do not contain preservatives, they are natural, so will not last like commercial doughs. We recommend you start to use your dough within the first few weeks of purchase and often. Use clean hands, surfaces and dough tools, store in the presentation tin/sealed container and in the fridge.

At the end of your doughs life, or if there are any signs of mould, remember this is an all natural product so if not cared for and played with as above it can go off, it is time for your dough to be composted. 

How should I store my dough?

For premade dough, store in the presentation tin, if you made our 'DIY' dough, a clean container, jar or sealable sandwich bag. Then in a cool dark place - the fridge is where we recommend.

You dough may feel quite tough after being in the fridge so best to get it out a few hours before play, but a good knead with warm hands will make it soft again in no time. 

Top tip ~ If you have a variety of colours, keep one out for a few days while the others take a break in the fridge, and rotate the colour play. 

My dough is a bit dry?

If the dough has been left out, pick off any hardened edges and knead well to mix in the salt crystals. 

If your dough has lots of dry areas, place in a sealable sandwich bag and add a few drops of water. If its gone really crumbly, instead try adding a few drops of oil. Leave overnight and then knead well.

What age is dough recommended?

We recommend over the age of 3, with adult supervision at all times, The playdough itself and some of the accessories are potential choking hazards. 

My child has eaten some dough!

Your dough will look and smell good enough to eat and although we use only food grade ingredients so it is not harmful, it is not intended to be for human consumption and adult supervision is required at all times.

Note that bio glitter is not edible.

How do I clean the wooden tools?

Remove dough from your tools immediately after use. Any dough that can not be picked off, rub with a damp cloth to clean. Do not soak or place tools in the dishwasher.

To minimise dough sticking to stampers and rolling pins we seal with natural Tung oil

What type of packaging will be used when posting my purchase?

No plastic here!

Depending on what you have ordered, your goodies may be packed in a compostable mailer bag which will fully degrade over 6 months, or a brown uncoated cardboard box taped with recyclable tape, note the box may be recycled. If any protective fill is required we use paper bubble wrap and shredded paper which is made from Muddy Kind HQ waste paper (and some Muddy Kids craft drawings).