Ages 3+
Ages 3+

Sensory Dough


What you get

Discover the science of smell through this dough-lightful project! Stir together the flour-salt mixtures, scented oils, and colorful paints to create colorful, fragrant dough. Learn how to use ingredients from home to create more scent-sational doughs. (The possibilities are endless)! Then explore how your sense of smell helps keep you safe, helps you remember things, and of course, helps you enjoy a plate of cookies. Ready to learn why your knows nose best?

Warning: This product contains wheat.


for 3


From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

Squishing & kneading this scented, colored dough gives young ones a chance to explore tactile and olfactory senses in a novel way.

By the numbers

Dough recipes tried: 11

Scents smelled: 6

Batches of dough made: 791837456



8 reviews

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May 16 2021

My 3y girl loved working with her hands. She did all colors separate and then made a rainbow by mixing them all. It was such a fun way to explore smells, texture and colors.

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May 3 2021

This project was fun for the 3 1/2 year old grandchild. Grandchild liked the stirring and the end product. Grandchild liked picking out the color and scent that we would make. The dough needed enough stirring/kneading that grandchild grew tired of doing it and the adults finished that portion of the project. Grandchild did like playing with the dough once it was completed. Grandchild made 2 of the 3 colors on 2 different days. We plan to use the 3rd color/scent in the future. More information about whether the dough should be dry, tacky, wet, etc. may have been helpful.

Apr 9 2021

My three year old grandson loved this project. It did require lots of adult help but we were able to enjoy the process three different times and he returned to it several times each day to enjoy it. The fragrances were subtle and he wasn’t tempted to taste them!

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