03 September 2012

MISTER MAKER: Now That’s An Idea! {Giveaway Closed}

*** Giveaway Closed ***
Winners: Mhairi Hall, Michelle Gray, Mary Preston, Penny Spreitzer

My kids are super crafty. They love making things and painting things and gluing things and just general creating … things!

There is a show on the ABC which they both love. It’s called Mister Maker and I have only recently sat and watched it with them (to see what all of the fuss was about).

When it’s on, if both kids aren’t watching, the one watching, will call the other (from wherever they may be in the house) to come and watch it. Did that make sense?

What’s even better than watching Mister Maker? Making things which they saw on Mister Maker. As I type this, my daughter is making a “springy worm puppet” with coloured paper and straws.


Set in a magical studio made of larger than life arts and crafts materials, Mister Maker brings the world of art to life.

Taking inspiration from everything around him Mister Maker with the help of his magic table-top and his doodle-drawers has heaps of fun as he makes loads of brilliant things. 

Work out the answer to the shape puzzle and watch The Mister Maker Kids build their own extraordinary pictures.

Mister Maker - Now That's An Idea
Includes 5 episodes.
Running time: 95 minutes
Mister Maker is available now on ABC DVD.


With thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, I have 4 copies of MISTER MAKER: Now That’s An Idea! to giveaway, here on Samelia’s Mum.

Just leave a comment telling me:

What standard supplies do you have available in your kids craft box?

Terms & Conditions
  1. Open to Australian residents only.
  2. Giveaway will close on 9 September 2012.
  3. This is a game of skill and the judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
  4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.
  5. Winner/s will be contacted by email.


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  1. toilet rolls, bottle lids, bread tags, sticky tape, glue, glitter, stickers and textas!

  2. We love Mister Maker in our house as well. Our garage is slowly being taken over by craft supplies although the girls and I would love a big cupboard like Mister Maker has! At the moment the girls ( & I!) are really into felt. So the table is covered in jewels, ribbon, felt and glue. I always keep toilet rolls, boxes, bottle tops, yoghurt containers etc as well to use as the base for whatever project they are working on.
    Penny Spreitzer

  3. Tonnes of those wobbly eyes, styrafoam balls, pipe cleaners... Too much paint, too many textas, pencils, glue sticks and tubs. Cardboard, paper, cello... Oh and coloured paddlepop sticks and matchsticks.. They just adore being little 'makers'...

  4. Coloured sticks, pipe cleaners, glue, ribbon, fabric and toilet rolls/poly balls. Natalie

  5. i have eyes wobbly,ribbon,small bits of fabric,aper,texters,pencils,fake gems,and glitter ,old cards,we have lots of fun making different things.

  6. My 4 year old needs a constant supply of wrapping paper and sticky tape, at the moment all the tissue boxes in the house are wrapped as presents, lucky no one has a cold :)

  7. Boxes, yoghurt containers, toilet rolls, glue, sticky tape, stickers, felt pens, the list goes on....

  8. Felt, cardboard, salt n pepper containers filled with glitter, pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, paper dolls, texta's, old Christmas/birthday cards etc.

  9. My daughter loves Mister Maker. Whenever we use scissors she says "careful Mister Maker".
    In the craft/art box we have textas, pencils, crayons and silkies (these are the BEST crayons ever!!!!) There is also scissors, paper, felt pieces, fabric scraps, glue and stamps. I keep the stamp pads up high. We also have stencils, stickers and other bits and pieces. I use a fishing tackle box to keep stuff organised but it is a bit of a losing battle with two under 5.

  10. Not much! Crayons, textas sticky tape and glue. (but he does do lots of brilliant craft at kindy to remove myself from mummy guilt at my poor response!)
    p.s. please you're notifying winners by email!

  11. Mister Maker is Master 2's favourite show at the moment. At this stage we have a large scrapbook, colouring in books, crayons, textas and stickers.

  12. I've not seem the show. DD says "Art Attack" was better but that could be her nostalgia! My DD is into the same crafts as me so needs the same supplies!

  13. We have the supply of one sister and one brother, one table, two chairs and you name it, they have it in their collection of craft mess! At least it keeps them quiet for some time!

  14. At the moment we have used gift wrap & ribbons, buttons, material scraps & wool, paper & craft glue, masking tape & scissors. I believe in re-using & recycling so the contents depend a lot on what I salvage.

  15. Pegs,bread tags, sticky tape, glue,stickers, textas, crayons and pipe cleaners

  16. My eldest is only 2.5 and so far hasn't shown much interest so we're taking it slowly, and I'll be building up the craft box supply as he gets into it but so far we have pencils, crayons, glue, stickers and playdough. For father's day I got some clear contact and lots of different shapes cut from coloured paper and he had a ball sticking things onto the contact. So much easier than using glue and he loved it!

  17. Glue, glitter (although fast becoming an outside only item) stickers, confetti, coloured paper, card, leftover bits of scrapbooking paper, a couple of simple shape makers, scissors, sticky tape, wool, felt, foam cutouts and just about anything my 4yo finds interesting and shiney

  18. Lots of thin coloured ribbons (the hang up bits, that I cut off all my know the ones!), wool and material remnants from Gran, and lots of paper and cardboard in varying sizes and colours (the joy of an uncle who works for a printing company), old magazines, birthday & Christmas cards, and an array of unique or interestingly shaped boxes or packaging items that have caught all our eye, and not to forget unlimited access to all my paints, crayons, chalks, pastels, and even my beloved Derwents.

  19. Our standard supplies are Pipecleaners, giant pads of paper, glue, glitter, pots of paint, and a bag of mixed scraps (fabric, foam, pictures, ribbons, strings etc). Kidlets can get their crafty groove on in so many different ways with the basics in the box

  20. While we do have several craft baskets filled with mainstream glitter, stars, coloured paddle pop sticks and matchsticks, stickers, glue, stickytape, foam cut-outs, coloured paper - you name it (!), some of the best 'standard supplies' are those crazy things my mini-crafters (and totally dedicated Mister Maker 'groupies', aged 3 and 6) pick up on their daily travels. Like the cardboard cores out of toilet rolls, pinecones and colourful leaves on our walks to and from school, feathers from our chickens, and any cute little cardboard boxes from the pantry. Just yesterday, Miss 6 tried to steal the innersoles out of her Dad's old sneakers as she wanted to turn them into some wild animal craft project! Stinky!

  21. We don't really have a "craft box" - it's more like a "craft house". Anything and EVERYTHING is considered fair game throughout the whole house. If it's not nailed down, it's a Mister Maker craft project target. My kids LURVE the guy and I love the inspiration he gives them.

  22. Lots & lots of chalk so that Little Miss
    2 can unleash her artist licence on the driveway (and sometimes the walls of
    the house)