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Spring Colouring Fun!

Spring Colouring Fun!

5 Colouring Pages Filled with Spring Fun!

grandpa and child colouring

Spring showers bring May flowers... but rainy days can be tricky to fill so we designed some FREE Spring-inspired colouring pages to enjoy and to help! All of our graphics are designed in-house by our talented designer, Farhana.

We love colouring pages for a lot of reasons – it’s quick and easy to keep kids busy, mess-free, and helps to support fine motor skills and creativity – plus it’s fun for kids and adults alike, so grab some pencil crayons and join in!

P.S. Did you download our Summer colouring pages and Fall colouring pages yet?

If your child had a great time with Dough Parlour’s colouring pages, then please tag us on Instagram or Facebook (@DoughParlour on both), we’d love to see them!

Download each one individually by clicking on the ones you like best, or download them all at once »


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Valentine's Day Coloring Pages

Valentine's Day Coloring Pages

grandpa and child colouring

FREE Holiday printables for your little elves! These adorable holiday scene coloring pages get everyone into the spirit!

P.S. Did you download our Winter Holiday 2021 coloring pages, Halloween 2021 coloring pages, Summer 2021 coloring pages, Spring 2021 coloring pages, Summer 2020 coloring pages, and Fall 2020 coloring pages yet?

If your child had a great time with Dough Parlour’s colouring pages, then please tag us on Instagram or Facebook (@DoughParlour on both), we’d love to see them!

Download each one individually by clicking on the ones you like best, or download them all at once »


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Holiday Activity Book

Holiday Activity Book

Our Holiday Activity Book is jam packed with fun for every age!

We've got colouring pages, memory card games, I spy, a card template you can print and fill out for everyone on your list, and brand new cut and play pages! Build your own snowman, dress up a gingerbread cookie, cut out and colour ornaments you can hang on the tree, and count the marshmallows in the hot cocoa! 

Download it today and have a different activity every night! 


Memory Game and I Spy


Cut and Play


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Summer Colouring Fun!

Summer Colouring Fun!

5 Colouring Pages Filled with Summer Fun!

grandpa and child colouring

We love colouring pages for a lot of reasons – it’s quick and easy to keep kids busy, mess-free, and helps to support fine motor skills and creativity – plus it’s fun for kids and adults alike, so grab some pencil crayons and join in!

P.S. Did you download our Spring 2021 colouring pagesSummer 2020 colouring pages and Fall 2020 colouring pages yet?

If your child had a great time with Dough Parlour’s colouring pages, then please tag us on Instagram or Facebook (@DoughParlour on both), we’d love to see them!

Download each one individually by clicking on the ones you like best, or download them all at once »


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3 Indoor Fall Activities to Keep Your Children Busy

3 Indoor Fall Activities to Keep Your Children Busy

Easy, Low Mess Crafts Everyone Will Enjoy!

The summer has flown by so fast! With fall vibes in the air and children back to school, we wanted to share some indoor fall activities to keep the fun going. Since there are only a few hours after school to do something with your children, it’s important to keep activities “easy to do.” This way, you won’t dread doing it and likely get it done.

Trips out to the farm are a great fall activity, but not when it’s raining and cold. So here are a few easy clean-up, fun activities your children (and you) can keep busy with.

Paper Plate Crafts

When we think of indoor fall activities, it’s normally brown or orange. But with paper plate crafts, you can do any colour and include a fall theme too, if you like!

Paper plates are usually something we all have in the kitchen. They make the perfect “face” for any animal, pumpkin, or even an imaginary monster. They can even be hung like a picture frame if your child prefers drawing something. The fun part of this craft is the actual paper plate since it’s something different than flat, boring paper (kids oddly enough, notice these things)!

With a few markers and, if you’re up to it, some construction paper, glue, and scissors, your children can pour their ideas onto their plates.

Here are some easy paper plate craft ideas you can try!
• Flowers
• Car
• Butterfly
• Fall Themed Paper Plate Crafts


Sock puppets or brown paper bag puppets are lots of fun to make. Your children can create endless puppets with a bit of glue, pipe cleaners, or yarn. They can use their puppets to put on a play or enjoy the moment with their new friend(s)!

You can even do an indoor fall activity play date! Invite friends over and make it a puppet party! If children get really into it, they can also create props and make a puppet box to put on a skit. The sky is the limit, and it doesn’t take much to do.

• No Sew Sock Puppets
• Easy Paper Bag Puppets
• Fall Leaf Puppet Craft (uses popsicle stick – no sock or bag needed)
• Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets

Fall Dough Play Mat

Fall activities are surrounded by apple orchards, pumpkin patches, jams, leaves, candy apples, and the biggest celebration in Fall; Thanksgiving! We’ve created a double-sided, laminated mat that features these fall themes.

One side of the mat has a tree trunk that desperately needs some fall leaves to fill it up! Children can use six delicious scoops and a handy leaf cutter from our Fall Box to complete the tree. It’s hours of focused creative attention: rolling, cutting, placing, and designing their tree.

On the flip side of our double-sided mat is an empty plate. The sky is the limit for this one! Children can fill the plate with whatever they can think of. We’re sure they’d be inspired by the yummy smells of their dough scoops! A special touch was added to cultivate gratitude and focus children’s thoughts. At the bottom of the mat, we’ve written, “What are you grateful for?” This small addition is a powerful teaching opportunity for parents to nurture a sense of appreciation in their children.

Dough Parlour Fall Box

Since modelling dough is our thing, we’d like to nominate our Fall Box as the perfect indoor fall activity!

Our Fall Box perfectly fits into the category of an easy-to-do indoor activity. Everything a child would need for hours of fun and easy clean-up is included in each box. Our Fall Box offers children neat stampers, cutters, and an array of colourful, fall-scented dough Scoops!

Our Fall Box Includes:
🍎 Candy Apple
🎃 Pumpkin Spice
🤎 Cinnamon Roll
🥧 Apple Pie
🖤 Blackberry Jam
🍏Caramel Apple
✅ Four stampers – a turkey, a pumpkin, an acorn, and a leaf
✅ Two BONUS metal cutters - a large pumpkin and an animal claw (turn upside down and use it to make a ghost!)

Whatever indoor fall activities you do, remember to have fun! A little mess may create more work, but it also gives you priceless memories! What indoor fall activities do you enjoy doing with your child? Share your ideas below!


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Make Your Child’s Farm Play Mat Come to Life

Make Your Child’s Farm Play Mat Come to Life

3 Reasons a Trip to the Farm Benefits Children 

Fall is the perfect time to visit the farm!

With the cooler weather hitting us and the mosquitos gone, it’s a great time to enjoy the countryside. Taking a trip to a farm is one of those activities that don’t need planning or a large budget. Children love the farm, no matter their ages. Nothing quite captivates a child more than being able to run freely and pet animals. 

There are so many reasons children benefit from being on a farm (apart from their farm play mat coming to life!). Here are a few:

Builds Confidence

Farm Mat

These days children are restricted a lot more than they used to be since we have to ensure they are safe. This can sometimes lower a child's confidence because they don’t have the space to explore. However, going to the farm is quite the opposite. Farms generally have a large secure area where children can play and freely explore. Sometimes that includes bumping into animals or simply just enjoying the outdoors. 

The farm is a “hands-on” activity that encourages parents to engage with their children and their new environment. Alongside the support of their parent(s), this subtle change in environment can do wonders to a child’s confidence. 

Some children come to a farm slightly afraid of animals but leave feeling empowered when they do pet one. For others, it might be a climbing activity or a maze they tackle. As they overcome their fears with the support of their parents and siblings, positive memories are born! This sense of security and accomplishment ultimately builds their self-confidence. 

Promotes Language

Farms are great for all ages, probably because of the animals. Farm animals are a source of inspiration for young children who are building vocabulary and learning speech. While parents may make animal noises for children to mimic, “mooooo-ing” will come to life at the farm!  Children learn sounds and practice the names of animals. 

“‘When we teach children farm animal words and noises, we’re not only teaching them about the many sounds we make in the English language, but also about our culture and the world,’ says Adiaha I. I. A. Franklin, M.D., a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital.” (

Inspires Creativity 

Llama name mat

The farm's fresh (and potentially smelly air) is fantastic for our mental health and wellness. The sounds of ducks and the open fields inspire us all. Connecting with nature is a sensory experience. At the farm, children have the opportunity to feel, hear, and smell things that are different from their day-to-day lives. Their minds blossom to the new experiences around them, and as a result, their creativity also blooms. 

Observing animals in real life allows children to take in all the details. Children, by nature, notice details that we no longer see. Everything for a child is “new,” even if they’ve been there before. It’s not just a nose and mouth, but each animal's different nose and mouth.

 In nature, children learn to connect thoughts, experiences, and newfound discoveries into their play.  

“ ’Research shows that children experience profound and diverse benefits through regular contact with nature,’ says Nigel Doar, The Wildlife Trusts’ director of strategy.” (Discover Wild Life)


A Lasting Experience – Farm Play Mat

Personalized Farm Mat

With every experience, the trip to the farm will come to an end. Most children return home exploding with ideas and play. They start making sounds, walking on all fours, and even trying to eat grass! One parent had her children asking for salad so she could be like a goat. 

Dough Parlor is all about positive play experiences. As a parent-owned operation, we wanted our children’s farm experience to last as long as possible. So, we use our farm play mats just for that. 

The outline of a horse allows children to express their discoveries and fill in the details of a horse. Or our farm play mat can be used to re-enact their entire day at the farm. (link to farm box)

A scoop of dough is all it takes for their imagination to come to life. Try out our horse, sheep, and duck cookie cutters - let the fun continue!

Psst… We also have a Llama play mat in case you bumped into one on your farm trip (they are so cute!).

Do you see any difference in your children returning from the farm? Tell us about it in the comments!

Llama Farm mat


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Coloring Maps!

Coloring Maps!

FREE map printables for your those precious moments you need to prep a meal, entertain on a rainy day, or just because we love to color! Color the provinces in the Canada and the States in The United States of America - what colors are you going to choose?

Download the PDF »


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Bake Easter Cookies with Your Little Bunnies!

Bake Easter Cookies with Your Little Bunnies!

Easter Cookies
Baking is always more fun when the whole family is involved - kids included! Kids enjoy being part of our everyday activities, especially ones with tasty results! Let them watch or help you mix the dough, come up with decoration ideas, and let their imaginations go wild! Rainbow sprinkle chick cookie - why not?! It's so much fun to see where their little minds go when we give them open space to be creative.

Maybe there's someone in your family, friends, or neighbourhood that you could bake some cookies for? Talking about what we like about those people while we bake something special for them makes it all the more heartfelt a gesture. 

While you wait for the cookies to bake and cool, or if your little ones are too small to help with the actual baking, pull out your modelling dough and let them "bake" along too. 

We've got you covered with all the Easter and spring themed scents and cutters, but limited quantities, so don't wait! 

Easter Cookies

Here's our favourite tried and true cookie recipe:

The Dough Parlour’s Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookie Recipe
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (or use salted butter and only 1/2 tsp added salt)
• 1 cup of sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 egg
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon salt (or 1/2 tsp if using salted butter)

1. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl and beat until creamy.
2. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet until well combined.
5. Divide dough into two disks, cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
TIP: To make cutting easier, pre-roll your dough before putting it into the fridge, just make sure you cover it well so it doesn’t dry out, and use parchment or a silicone baking mat to keep the two layers separate.
6. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
7. Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out one cookie dough to about 1/4″ thick. Add flour as needed.
8. Use our cutters to cut out shapes and transfer shapes to the baking sheet.
9. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until edges begin to golden.
10. Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before frosting with your favourite frosting recipe!

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4 Easy DIY Holiday Decorations You and Your Kids Will Love

4 Easy DIY Holiday Decorations You and Your Kids Will Love

It’s nearly Christmas! Everyone’s excited to go shopping for gifts and can’t get enough of the lights and collective joy that’s in the air.

Make this holiday season extra special by creating DIY holiday decorations with your kids. Not only will you be decorating your home with ornaments that have meaning, but you’ll also be creating memories your kids will fondly remember for years to come. It might even become a yearly tradition they’ll pass on to their own kids in the future!

These DIY holiday decorations are not just easy to make, they’re also pretty enough to be used as gifts and keepsakes. Your kids (and you!) will surely enjoy making these holiday craft ideas.

A girl painting pinecones into green Christmas trees

Pinecone Christmas Tree

This might be one of the easiest and prettiest DIY decorations there is. In fact, most of the materials you need are probably just sitting around your home:

  • Pinecones
  • Acrylic paint (you can choose any colours you prefer)
  • Small wood slices
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small paint brushes

Paint the pinecone green. It’s arguably the most popular colour this time of year, but you can use any colour you prefer. White is also a great choice that will go with a green tree or natural theme. 

Make sure to cover the entire pinecone with paint including those really small, hard-to-reach crevices. Alternatively, you can just leave those out for a more rustic look.  

Next, paint small dots of yellow, blue, red or any colours you like all over the pinecone. This will serve as the tree’s “Christmas lights.” You can experiment further by adding a wooden star on top or glueing silver glitter around the cone to make it sparkly. Once dry, use the hot glue gun to stick the pinecone onto a slice of wood. Voila!

Snowflake Goodie Bags 

This holiday craft idea might be simple, but it can be used in a variety of ways. You can put cookies and other baked goodies inside or use them as a gift wrapper. You can also hang them on your Christmas tree as an ornament! What you’ll need:

  • Brown paper bags of different sizes
  • Snowflake rubber stamps
  • White, light blue and dark blue ink
  • Red and green baker’s twine

Stamp white, light blue, and dark blue snowflakes on the paper bag. Then, punch two small holes at the top. Thread a piece of baker’s twine through the holes and tie it together.

Tin Can Lanterns

Have any empty tin cans lying around at home? Don’t throw them away just yet! You’ll be needing them, along with these other items, for this Hanukkah DIY craft project:

Fill the can with water and put it in the freezer for a few hours or until the water turns to ice. This will make it easier for you to punch holes into the can. 

Draw a Star of David on the can. Use a nail and hammer to lightly tap holes across the lines you’ve drawn. You can let the ice melt on its own or pour hot water over it to melt it faster. This part of the DIY holiday craft should only be done by an adult.

When the can is dry, let your kids paint the can with metallic paint. Put the tea candle inside and let this pretty tin can lantern light up your home!

Clothespin holiday decorations

Clothespin Snowman

With a little makeover, you can transform boring clothespins into cute holiday decorations. You can use them to hold gift tags, to-do lists, and your favourite artwork made by your kids. Here’s what you’ll need:

Paint the clothespin white. You can coat it once for a more natural look or do several layers for a more even tone. Make sure to open the clothespin once in a while as it dries so it won’t be glued shut.

Once dry, take a short piece of coloured yarn and tie it around the clothespin. It will serve as the snowman’s “scarf.” You can glue the yarn to the clothespin to secure it.

Draw two black eyes, mouth, and buttons on the clothespin using a black marker. Shape the orange dough into a small triangle and glue it where the nose should be.

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Dough Parlour

Have you taken your pick from our DIY holiday decorations list? We hope you did!

If you’re pressed for time, you can still do some holiday crafting with your kids to get into the holiday spirit with our Winter Holiday Box, Build-Your-Box Gift Set, and our limited edition Holiday Gift Bundle.

Four Dough Parlour containers and a Dough Parlour holiday mat

All our modelling dough products are vegan and don’t contain synthetic fragrances and preservatives. If you have any questions about how our products can be stored to make them last longer, get in touch with us or visit our website for more information.

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Baking With Kids: Simple Yet Delicious Cookie Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home

Baking With Kids: Simple Yet Delicious Cookie Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home

Baking with kids can be messy, but nothing is more exciting for them than kneading and pounding on the dough as they use their sense of touch to mould and mash it into shape. As a parent, it’s always exciting to see our kids get enthusiastic when using their rolling pin to flatten the dough and then scoop and pour batter into baking pans!

But looking beyond the mess, letting your kids help in grown-up activities like baking teaches them more than baking itself. Counting and measuring the ingredients sharpens their mathematical ability; it teaches them about structure, that rules have a reason, and that they’ll get a tasty reward if they follow directions.

Most importantly, baking allows both parent and child to communicate, collaborate, and work towards the same goal: delicious treats that smell just as good as they taste!

3 Easy Baking Recipes for Kids

Some baking recipes are hard to follow. So, we’ve picked those that are simple and with ingredients you can easily find in your pantry.

1. Rainbow Jello Cookies

Let your eyes and taste buds feast on these colourful jello cookies!


  • 4 small boxes of jello mix, assorted colours
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • ⅔ cup softened butter
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Food colouring


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C or 400 F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on two baking sheets. Set aside.
  2. Combine the butter and one cup of sugar in a mixing bowl. Cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well-combined.
  6. Divide the dough into four portions (one colour of jello for each portion).
  7. Add 1 ½ tablespoon of jello mix to each portion.
  8. Add 3 to 4 drops of food colouring of the same colour to each portion. For example, if you used a yellow jello mix, then the food colouring must also be yellow. Mix until the colour is even.
  9. Roll the dough into one-inch balls and roll it into the remaining ¼ sugar. Place it on the baking sheets.
  10. Flatten the dough with a glass.
  11. Put in the oven and bake until the bottom is golden brown

2. Dalgona Cookies

These popular South Korean cookies were a common street food staple sold by the elderly in the ‘60s. The traditional way to play with dalgona cookies is if you manage to cut out the shape drawn on the cookie without breaking it, you get another dalgona for free!


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 to 3 pinches baking soda


  1. Put the sugar in a stainless steel ladle and hold it over low heat.
  2. When the sugar begins to melt around the edges, use chopsticks to stir it.
  3. Continue stirring. Control the heat by raising the ladle a little when the mixture begins to smoke. Mix until the sugar is melted completely.
  4. Once the melted sugar has cooled off a bit, add the baking soda. Stir vigorously. Move it away from the heat so the bottom won’t burn.
  5. When the mixture becomes frothy and has turned a light caramel colour, pour the mixture on parchment paper. Use a silicone spatula to scrape the mixture off the ladle.
  6. Let the mixture cool for a few seconds before pressing it down to your desired thickness using a lightly oiled measuring cup.
  7. Use dough cutters to stamp a shape, taking care not to press all the way through.


Kids pressing holiday cookie cutters onto dough

3. Sugar Cookies

Another recipe that uses different quirky shapes is this old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe. For this one, you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C or 350 F. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  4. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Slowly add it to the wet ingredients and mix.
  5. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours.
  6. Roll out the dough to ¼” thickness.
  7. Cut out shapes like dinosaurs or unicorns and place them on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake until the edges are golden.
  9. Let the cookies cool before frosting.

Share Precious Moments With Your Child Through Baking

Yes, baking with kids is a messy affair. But when you and your child work together to achieve a goal – in this case, a delicious cookie – the experience becomes extra special.

Dough Parlour llama, cloud, and cactus cutters

At Dough Parlour, we understand how important it is to share moments of bonding with your child in the safest possible way. That’s why all our products are made only from all-natural ingredients, including our food-grade rolling pins and cookie cutters!

If you want to know more about our products, get in touch with us or visit our website.

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Holiday/Winter Colouring Pages

Holiday/Winter Colouring Pages

grandpa and child colouring

FREE Holiday printables for your little elves! These adorable holiday scene coloring pages get everyone into the spirit!

P.S. Did you download our Halloween 2021 colouring pages, Summer 2021 colouring pages, Spring 2021 colouring pagesSummer 2020 colouring pages and Fall 2020 colouring pages yet?

If your child had a great time with Dough Parlour’s colouring pages, then please tag us on Instagram or Facebook (@DoughParlour on both), we’d love to see them!

Download each one individually by clicking on the ones you like best, or download them all at once »


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Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Our Holiday Collection Lineup!
As the Holiday season kicks off, we're thrilled to announce this year's lineup of great gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!


Winter BoxWinter Holiday Box
Our adorable Arctic-theme design makes a perfect gift for anyone on your list, or as a great advent calendar activity! 
• 4 Holiday Scented Dough tubs + 1 Bonus Surprise Dough Tub
• 3 Arctic Friends Shape Cutters
• A Wooden Rolling Pin
• A Mini Play Mat
Holiday Scents
Holiday Scents
These holiday scents are a must have! Gingerbread, Cranberry, Mint Chocolate, and Peppermint can be purchase as part of our special Holiday Collections. Featured in the Winter Holiday Box, the Gingerbread Stocking Stuffers, and the Holiday Gift Bundle, grab yours before these limited editions are gone!
Gingerbread Stocking StuffersGingerbread Stocking Stuffers
Our cozy Gingerbread Gift Boxes make the perfect stocking stuffer this Holiday Season! Adorably displays our dough tubs and opens and closes securely with a Velcro closure. Be sure to make your mantle smell divine! Available as a single stuffer or set of three!
Holiday Play MatHoliday Play Mat
Decorate trees with garland and lights, or create a winter scene on the other side, with our large, fully-laminated play mat. Makes a delightful Holiday gift when paired with any one of our gift sets! Dough NOT included.
Personalized Holiday Play MatHoliday Personalized Name Mat
Our bestselling Name Mats are now in an adorable Holiday design! Help your little one recognize the letters in their name, and helps to develop their fine motor skills by shaping dough with their fingers! Featuring adorable Arctic friends and a giant . Pair these mats with our Gift Sets for the ultimate gift! Fully laminated, wipes clean, for re-use over and over, including as a placemat! Size: 17" x 11". Dough and rolling pin not included.
Holiday Gift BundleHoliday Gift Bundle
SAVE $6 with our Holiday Bundle - featuring our Holiday Gift Box, our Holiday Play Mat and one Gingerbread Stocking Stuffer.
Build Your BoxBuild Your Box Gift Set
This deluxe gift set features 6 Parlour doughs of your choice, 1 set of cutters of your choice (3 cutters in a set), and 1 wooden rolling pin. Packaged in a vintage-inspired, luxury turquoise hat box and wrapped in our signature raspberry striped ribbon. Ready to ship and gift that special child in your life!
Collector's Gift SetCollector's Gift Set

A gift set featuring 12 random Parlour doughs. Presented in a white window box and wrapped in our signature turquoise ribbon.

Fresh, handmade-to-order in Canada. Made from 100% non-toxic ingredients. Store well-sealed, in the refrigerator to optimize shelf life.

Hanukkah Gift SetHanukkah Gift Set

Little ones and their families celebrating Hanukkah will adore this gift set! Featuring 4 dough tubs (Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Vanilla and Lemon), 3 Judaic cutters (a Menorah, Dreidel and Star of David), a wooden rolling pin, and a mini mat! Wrapped in ribbon and ready to gift!

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