Shaker Maker

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This memory was added on: June 4, 2008

I was about 10 years old I guess in late 1970’s and I remember having the Donald Duck shaker maker I think it was.

I have this vague memory of making Donald Duck in the kitchen of where I used to live.

Wasn’t the mold rubberised so you could peel it off once the shaker maker solution was set ?

This was almost 30 years ago so the memory is not vivid.


This memory was added on: May 18, 2008

I've still got my Love & Peace Shaker Maker set!!! Loved it so much, its one of the things I can't get rid of now - guess I will play with again with any future grandchildren!


This memory was added on: May 23, 2007

I loved my Shaker Maker! I got mine for Christmas in the 70's, but the bad thing about it was, my mom had hidden it from me so good that she forgot where she hid it. On Christmas morning I opened Shaker Maker mixes but had no Shaker Maker! ha! It took her days to find my Shaker Maker! I had the one with the silly birds and feathers to stick in their heads or bottoms...


This memory was added on: May 17, 2007

I had the Frankenstien and Dracula set in the 70's I remember covering the kitchen floor with newspaper and then painting the moulds once they were dry. I'm now an illustrator and graphic designer, I think it all started here. One of the best Xmas presents ever.

David Bourke

This memory was added on: April 23, 2007

I remember getting the set that had the hippies with the peace signs you could stick in their hands! They had colored hair you glued to their heads after they dried. The year I got this for Christmas, sometime in the early seventies is one of my happiest childhood memeories. Thanks for reminding me of it.


This memory was added on: April 11, 2007

Circa 1970 or so, I remember a short and rather round guy with long hair and a peace sign necklace. He kind of looked like Elton John. My sisters and I called him "Tommy". I don't remember if he was in a set or not. Would be great to find one. :)

Tim Kennedy

This memory was added on: April 1, 2007

I had shaker maker too, i recall frankenstein being one of the models and also there was dracula and a witch called Henrietta, i used to play with it for hours. I have been looking on ebay for the same set, i have found many but none the same as the one i had. Do you remember the smell i really liked it. Tracie.


This memory was added on: March 21, 2007

I got the scooby doo set one Christmas in the 70's and had so much fun with it!!! I wish I could find an original set- not the newer version. I would SO buy it!


This memory was added on: February 26, 2007

My brother had one of those sets, the Disney characters from memory. Pretty sure they would come out like a milky jelly like substance then harden over time. They eventually went crusty and shrunk to quarter the size, becoming targets for our air rifle, like most of our priceless collectable toys did back then.

1966 NZ

This memory was added on: December 25, 2006

I absolutley remember shaker maker due to the fact mine never came out mine actualy wobbled and had only one arm but i have to say one of my best ever christmas presents


This memory was added on: December 17, 2006

I remember having the flintstones version.The only characters i remember making were fred and barney.I rememeber getting this for christmas in the early 70s.


This memory was added on: December 5, 2006

I just remembered this toy while doing a Christmas quiz with my friends online. I had a set that made silly looking birds. I think it came with feathers to put on their tails and heads. I loved it, it was my favourite toy ever.


This memory was added on: November 28, 2006

I had two sets:

The Banana Splits (with plastic fireman hats and glasses) and Goofy Birds (with feathers) :0)

they actually do Dalek ones now!


This memory was added on: November 1, 2006

I love the way they promoted Shaker Maker...

"They shrink" - so? Whats so good about that??

"The best part is that you can shake and shake and shake".

Why on earth is THAT the best part? You can shake anything!

Well, honestly......


This memory was added on: August 15, 2006

This brought back wonderful memories I had absolutely long forgotten! My sister and I also had a Shaker Maker with the Disney Set and The Flintstones. My mother reminded me about them recently when I was making plaster molds with my own son but I forgot exactly what they were like until I saw this :o)


This memory was added on: August 15, 2006

During the early 70's my brothers and I recieved Shaker Makers as Christmas gifts. Even though the powder mix that came with them seldom produced good results, my father would help us to mix up Plaster of Paris to use in the molds and it worked fantastically. We would spend hours painting our creations and then giving them to friends. I even gave one to my 5th grade teacher. She loved it so much that I ended up taking the molds to school and my the teacher used them as as a class craft project. I was the class hero for bringing them to school. Wish I still had some of the molds. I'd love to use them with my children like my dad did with us.


This memory was added on: July 28, 2006

Yeah.....except it was the "Hair Bear Bunch". They were on the cartoon show of the same name....believe it was a Hanna Barbera cartoon. One of the bears was the voice of that one guy that went "OOO" "OOO" all the time. I swear every cartoon had the same voices.


This memory was added on: July 25, 2006

Did they have a Hairy Scary Bunch in the 70s or did I dream it?


This memory was added on: May 25, 2006

Shaker Maker! Hooray! I bought an old Simpsons Sears Christmas catalogue from 1974 and as I looked through it I remembered a toy - plaster casts, Flinstone heads ...I couldn't find it in the Catalogue and I couldn't summon the name from the recesses of my kid memories. So finally I just Googled - plaster + Flinstones and found this site. I couldn't be happier. The most amazing toy! Back in the day when kids toys challenged you to be creative, to experiment and to actually produce results. Wow - what a groovy toy!


This memory was added on: March 28, 2006

I had the one with all the hippies holding up peace signs. What a cool toy that was. what about super elastic bubble plastic?


This memory was added on: March 23, 2006

iwill give you guys a tale of what is now call shaker of 1946 i received a mold set of disney charaters,played with it forever have been trying to find something similiar for years for my accident came on to your web site now i know what to ask for and they are all out. wish me luck in finding some.

joan rossino

This memory was added on: March 1, 2005

I remember having a Batman version from the mid 1970's. What I still remember is the smell as it dried.


This memory was added on: February 4, 2005

Well bully for you lot. I would've killed for a Shaker Maker but Santa Claus didn't provide. But that's OK. Just rub it in.

Rovert Dee

This memory was added on: August 1, 2004

I had The Flintstones Shaker-Maker set, but I don't remember having one come out of the mold properly.


This memory was added on: June 28, 2004

I remember my best friend Steve and I playing with the Flinstone's one when we were around 11. I couldn't remeber the name of it until now. I can still feel how chalking the molds felt after they dried. What a blast we had!!


This memory was added on: June 8, 2004

I collect vintage toys and have managed to amass quite a collection of Shaker Maker kits. There were two Disney kits, Flintstones, Batman, Buck Rogers, and generic kits such as Switchables, Hairy Bunch, Pictures, Bugglies. Separate mold sets of Animals, People, and Birds were available, as was a Decorating Kit and Refill packs. In 2003 Shaker Makers were re-released by a company called Spin Master. Sets including Spiderman, Hulk, Scooby Doo, Care Bears, and Disney Princesses are readily available in stores as well as on auction sites. It looks like the production run has ended as there are all kinds of auctions for the Spin Master refill packs with prices at next to nothing. The new refills work nicely in the older molds. Search the web for Shaker Maker and you will find my page.

Sam C.

This memory was added on: March 30, 2004

I THINK I had this, not sure. 1972 was such a long time ago. . ........


This memory was added on: November 19, 2003

superb fun, very messy and quite smelly. the models were of course total crap, made worse by the attempts at decoration by a 6 year old (me).


This memory was added on: July 20, 2003

I remember that the powder that came with the kit was a bit of a bugger to mix properly. And the figures usually had parts missing due to us not shaking it enough. The finished figure had to dry out before we could paint it ( as it came out of the mold quite soggy and slimey ) and they would shrink quite a bit too. Great fun though !


This memory was added on: July 3, 2003

I had the Flintstones one- I think I found it hidden in a closet before Christmas one year.


This memory was added on: June 16, 2003

I remember that I made Barney Rubble with my shaker maker. I've not thought about it in forever! Thanks for reminding me!


This memory was added on: June 3, 2003

I had this, both the original and disney versions. I remember you could mix and match the lower body, upper body, and heads, at least on the original. Rubber molds you would fill with plaster of paris and then paint. I think my mother still has 1 or 2 of my creations somewhere!