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Shaker Maker

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Shaker Maker was a toy that came with some powder you mixed with water and poured into various molds. After a while the mold set and you took out the figure and let it dry, whereby it shrunk down a bit. Then you were left with a chalky figure you could paint.


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shaker maker Last post by Heather74
13 April 2009

Do You Remember Shaker Maker?

Do You Remember Shaker Maker?

  • Anonymous user
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    I couldn't wait for the mould to set, it used to be pink and wobbled, then gradully dried to a white colour for painting, but that smell was so distinctive!
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved this toy!! The excitement of shaking it like mad and then revealing the big pink jelly models. I was always disappointed by how small the models got when they were dry. I think I had the birds set too. Wish I'd had the Banana Splits one - that would have been cool!! Wonder if the mix in the new ones smells the same?
  • DeLaCour
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    I had a Paddington bear one, I think they were made to shut the kids up after christmas
  • Anonymous user
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    I seem to remember I had a monsters set - would have been in the 70's. I also remember so many times waiting for what seemed like ages to get the figure out of the mould to find it had an air bubble in it!! One whole packet of precious mix wasted! My cousin had the clever idea of using plaster of Paris to make the figures when we had run out of the mix.
  • Anonymous user
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    did anyone have the wombles one?
  • Anonymous user
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    Who can forget the heavenly smell of the mix!!! I also had the goofy Birds and Banana Splits ones, complete with feathers and plastic accessories to stick on them once painted!
  • Anonymous user
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    My biggest memory was shaking the hell out of the shaker with my flinstone cast inside and the lid flew off,there was loads of the pink stuff all over my mums hitachi stereo and the carpet,mum was none too impressed!!!!!......still laugh about it today...lol
  • Anonymous user
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    I had the Goofy Birds with feathers set and my brother had the Banana Splits set. Must have been around 1972. Seem to remember you had to place them in a warm oven so that they shrunk down, but if you weren't careful they'd split! I used to love peeling off the solidified mix from the top of the mould for some reason.
  • Anonymous user
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    I just got a spiderman one for christmas 2005 Its great and the powder still smells exactly the same. One sniff and you're back in the 70s. You can get them on ebay. There are loads of new ones out. Really cool
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved this too! I got this the year I found out santa didn't exist and felt really guilty as i thought it was too expensive for my parents to buy! I loved the smell when they were still wet. for some reason I remember making pigs in clothes most!