I'm sure parents of any child under 5 need no introduction to this CBeebies character who uses everyday objects often found around the home in his fabulous craft projects. This DVD runs for over an hour and a half and contains 5 episodes of the TV show including -
- Mister Maker Makes a Splattered Space Picture!
- Mister Maker Shows you the Perfect Boredom Buster!
- Mister Maker has Fun with Bubbles!
- Mister Maker Makes a Brilliant Wrap Picture!
- Mister Maker Makes a Space Age City!
This DVD was great and my 4 year old is very keen to try the 'Splattered Space Picture', which is incredibly simple to make, but very effective, using splattered paint to create a starry backdrop, and simple brown paper ripped to rough shape to make craters and volcano-type mounds while his little brother was particularly taken with the 'Wobbly Eggs', created using a plastic 2 part egg which you would buy containing a toy and then usually just throw away.
My favourite is the 'Fun With Bubbles' Octopus, with bubble wrap tentacles!
I like Mister Maker because everything is simple to make and doesn't cost a fortune in materials. It also doesn't require the artistic talent that I lack. I can rip paper as well as anyone (maybe) and following his tips and guidance I can make a pretty cool space picture that's almost as good as anything my 4 year old can make!
You never know, maybe I'll post a photo if I become confident enough in my own abilities!
Abbey Home Media have kindly offered 3 x Mister Maker Volume 5 DVD's for me to give away to my readers. You can find the competition by clicking on this link.
We give this DVD 4/5 and will definitely be spending some time this weekend buying tissue paper and googly eyes!
Mister Maker DVD Volume 5 is available from all good DVD stockists
and currently retails around £8
We were sent a copy of the DVD free of charge for review