About Us

Where it all started

Dough Animal started in early 2019 when Bianca, Founding Creator of Dough Animal, and a full time digital designer used her love for creativity, and the memory of creating imaginary worlds with the home-made play dough her mom made for her.

A few months later, Casey became the Cape Town Creator for Dough Animal. Casey is mommy to Blake, a gorgeous 3 year old with bundles of energy, the sweetest nature and a big imagination. Casey loves creativity, being kind to nature and value for money, all of the things important to Dough Animal.


Our focus is learning
through play

Dough Animal focuses on early childhood education, being an advocate for learning through play from a young age. Helping to improve fine motor skills, learn textures through sensory play, hand-eye coordination, increased curiosity and knowledge and fun all at the same time.

We aim to create each product with the intent of open-ended play so that each product can be used in thousands of ways over and over again for a new activity each time.

Toxic-free & taste-safe

Children learn through play by exploring all their senses, which is why we’ve made sure to use gentle ingredients in our play dough that you’d normally use to bake a cake or your favourite muffins, gentle on their hands, in their smell and taste-safe*.

* The dough has a high salt content so shouldn’t be eaten.

Bianca Dodds
UK Creator
Casey Gray
RSA Creator
Blake Gray
Quality Control
"Bianca has always been really helpful and has gone out of her way to make sure I get the right products for my boxes, plus, orders arrive really quickly. I would definitely recommend Dough Animal for anyone who has a little person at home!"
SMall Bright Learning