When I was a child, I loved making some MAKO Moulages plaster figurines during long winter afternoon … This brand, created in the 60s and whose mascot is a lemur, remained in my mind with a kind of nostalgia and I’ve been regretting for a long time to not find it in stores.
Fortunately, a French mum, also nostalgic of this period, had the idea of buying Mako Moulages firm in 2013 and restarting this company. This was not that easy and Agnes Beuchet took time to regroup French artisans to manufacture plaster, latex and paints, that is to say all that is necessary to make these small figurines.
Today, Mako Créations exclusively work from French products and creates a lot of new collections. Among them, I especially like the farm and dinosaurs ones! But you will also find more ‘girly’ collections such as princesses or jewelry boxes …
When I proposed this activity to children, at first they were stunned : they’ve never created plaster figurines! But they’ve quickly been attracted by this new/old activity! Indeed, you can stir (just like when cooking), you can paint, you can imagine the colors and create your own universe … And in the end, the figurines can be used as toys! Many advantages, as I’ve said… 😉 .
Here, we’ve painted dinosaurs in pink and bright green … 😉 . Even if the result is not perfect, the kids have really enjoyed creating something by themselves that they could keep in their bedroom.
Also note that the molds are reusable several times. Simply redeem some plaster when the first pack is over.
Most figurines are recommended from 5 years old l, but some are accessible to young people, with the assistance of an adult.
Mako Creations boxes are readily available on the market : either in toys stores or in concpetstores such as Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris.
Price between 20 and 30 euros. You can see the entire collection on the Mako Creations‘ site.
On Monday, we’ll meet a lovely family living in London : Catriona, her husband and her three kids … they live in a the wonderful area of Little Venice… So many great tips to share!
Have a very good weekend,