Ngatanwarr! Welcome to Ochre Dough, the Aunty-run playdough and craft brand!

I’m Mikaela Egan, a proud Muthi Muthi/Gunditjmara woman, and I’m so excited that you’ve landed here. The little people in my life call me Aunty Maki. Out of all the things I do, being an Aunty is my absolute favourite. I may not have kids of my own, but I’ve got plenty of little ones who keep me on my toes and, most importantly, bring me so much joy and love.

What started as an idea to use sensory play to connect people to Country and culture has grown into something truly special. It all began with naturally dying playdough using ochre from Country, which sparked the creation of our
unique product line, now including bush tucker playdough and educational cultural kits.

At Ochre Dough, we’re all about inspiring joyful learning experiences that celebrate Aboriginal culture, Country, and creativity—all through the magic of play!

We believe that play is a powerful way to spark curiosity, and our goal is to create meaningful experiences for you and your boorais (babes) that invite everyone to explore and learn together.

Join us on this journey, where every squish and squeeze not only engages the senses but also deepens our connection to the stories of this Country that we all share.

Let’s explore, learn, and create together!

  • Aboriginal Owned

  • Ochre Dough products are lovingly handmade in Australia, on beautiful Bangerang Country in regional Victoria.