Welcome to the first of our ‘Focus Feature’ posts! The aim of this feature is to focus on a different item/product range each week so that we can make them accessible to a wider audience. The subject of our first feature is the Mister Maker range, which is regarded as one of the prides of our retail division. This range is inspired by the tv show of the same name which airs on the BBC’s dedicated children’s channel CBeebies. It aims to inspire youngsters to try their hand at art and crafts in a manner that appeals to both boys and girls through live action, graphics and a variety of animation techniques. Figures from the Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB) show that Mister Maker succeeds in this mission as 87% of children aged between 4 and 6 years old in the UK have watched the show. Mister Maker is sold in over 200 territories worldwide and boasts 100 shows in its UK tour alone so we are very lucky to have captured and retained this license for the past seven years.
There are six different sections of our Mister Maker range, with each section containing craft kits of varying sizes and contents. The purpose of this feature will be to look at each one in turn. All of these items are available directly from ourselves on our Creativity Crafts and Amazon pages – links to these websites will be listed at the end of this post – or in selected retail stores.
Priced at £4.99 a pack, these packs cover a broad range of themes that appeal to both boys and girls. These include card making kits, wild animal masks, pom pom animals, pencil toppers and a variety of hand puppet kits (including wild animals, sealife, sock puppets, finger puppets and stick puppets). We are also pleased to announce five new additions to this range with our sew the shapes, fun foam creatures, robot masks, collage frames and collage animal kits. Each kit is easy to make but focuses on aiding and improving craft skills at the same time.
- Mister Maker Christmas.
What better way to get your little ones excited for Christmas than with our seasonal craft kits? The kits available in this range will allow children to make their own Christmas cards, puppets, mini Christmas stockings and festive glitter creations. Prices range from £1.99 – £4.99 depending on the size of the kit so they are both affordable and make perfect little stocking fillers!
This range features small and medium size packs that cater for both basic and more complex craft skill levels. Beginners can hone their skills with the simple honeycomb dog and caterpillar kits before advancing onto making their own vegetable finger puppets. Those with a little more craft experience can try their hand at making door hangers, corrugated card animals or the Mister Maker Mobile. These last two items are priced at £3.99, but everything else in this range is just £1.99 so they are superb value for money!
- Mini Makes
This is what we like to call our ‘bargain’ range as each item is only £1.99! All the kits are simple and easy to make due to the fact that they were designed in line with the concept of ‘craft on the go.’ One thing in particular that we are proud of with this range is the fact that it features a variety of content that will appeal to everyone. The kits available in this range vary from stick and hand puppets, pom pom creations, badge making…the list is endless!
- Boxed Kits.
These larger kits are priced at £14.99, but they all come with permanent storage containers which means that they provide countless hours of craft related fun and are practical at the same time! There are thirteen different items available in this range with prices ranging from £7.99 – £14.99 depending on the size of the item in question. As a result of this we will provide a brief outline of each item in separate sub-sections so that we can provide more detailed information.
The Mister Maker Travel Desk will not only provide hours of fun at home, but on the move as well thanks to its handy carry handle! Each desk comes with 20 colouring sheets and wax crayons along with zip pockets for storage and cushioned leg support for added comfort. It can also be folded away to provide convenience and easy storage.
- Craft Chest and Craft Crate – £14.99 each.
Both of these items are full to the brim with lots of essential craft items in handy plastic storage containers. Contents of the craft chest include a selection of papers, wooden craft sticks, wiggly eyes, chenille stems, tissue paper, sequins, glitter and pom poms, while the craft chest contains all of these items alongside assorted foam shapes, a glue stick, wax crayons and corrugated card.
This particular item combines the contents of the craft chest and crate, but in a sturdy storage box rather than a plastic container. In fact this items contains over 1500 craft pieces along with four craft projects so we hope you’ll agree that this is definitely great value for money!
- Magic Make Case – £12.99
The Mister Maker Magic Case is inspired by the hit 2013 series Mister Maker Around the World. It is based on the case used by Mister Maker in the show and comes in a sturdy box complete with carry handle for ease of transport and storage. The contents of this kit include poly shapes, assorted paper and tissue, felt shapes, pom poms, rainbow craft sticks, chenille stems, sequins, wiggly eyes, ribbon and a fun sticker sheet!
Make warm drinks that bit more interesting by decorating your very own Mister Maker mug! Each kit contains a real porcelain mug with a pre-painted Mister Maker design, marker pens and a gift box. A quick and simple craft kit, but one that is tonnes of fun to complete!
- Paper Clay Kit – £7.99
The Mister Maker Paper Clay kit has a fabulous under the sea theme and can make up to six models. The clay is easy to use and mould into the shapes that you desire as well as being air drying and lightweight – although you will need to wait for the clay to dry before you start to paint them. Each kit comes complete with clay, paints, brush and wiggly eyes.
The Mister Maker puppet show kits are a perfect way of keeping your Mini Makers entertained for hours on end. Not only can they build and decorate their own theatre and puppets, but they can then put on a show for everyone once all the hard work is done! There are two different kits in this range – alien and pets – so there’s plenty of opportunities for a variety of different performances! Contents include card templates, felt pens, craft sticks, tissue, pom poms and wiggly eyes.
- Craft Boxes – £19.99
This line of craft boxes combines the top selling Mister Maker kits in sturdy plastic containers with different coloured lids to make it easy to identify the theme of each kit. You can choose from the cool craft box (blue lid), super craft box (pink lid), puppet craft box (red lid) and animal craft box (green lid) and each box contains six individual craft kits so again they are brilliant value for money!
- Craft Basics
The final section in our Mister Maker range is packed full of your craft essentials that are all available at very reasonable prices! If you need extra wiggly eyes, chenille stems, foam shapes, small pom poms, shiny card or ribbons and beads for your craft activities then you can find them for as little as £1.29 a pack! Larger packs of pom poms and foam shapes are priced at £1.99 along with packs of crepe paper sheets, whilst the corrugated and holographic card packs are £2.99. We also have packs of squeezy paintbrushes available for £2.99 so you will be well covered if you decide to take part in any extra Mister Maker activities!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this feature and that you now have a greater understanding of all the Mister Maker products that we supply. Keep an eye out for the second instalment focusing on one of our other items/product ranges next week!