Makendoo painting and making workshops are a fabulous activity for any event.  Children (and adults) of all ages can join in the fun, painting and making a huge range of masks, hats, puppet characters or small banners, all finished off with plenty of glitter to provide an instant carnival atmosphere whatever the occasion. Children leave the workshop carrying, wearing and waving their artworks, which are lasting souvenirs of a great day out.   

Makendoo have developed their unique style of interactive entertainment over many years to deal smoothly and efficiently with large numbers at busy events. The workshops operate on a 'drop-in' system, with up to 240 kids coming and going throughout the day (no booking needed). Makendoo arrive at events fully equipped (including tables if required), bringing child friendly materials and washable paint. The workshops are self-contained, well controlled and leave no mess. A standard day consists of 2x2 hour workshops. 

Makendoo’s workshops are very eco-friendly, their standard workshop templates are designed and printed in the UK on recycled card. They use paint when possible as this produces less plastic waste than felt tip pens, and we avoid foam stickers. We use biodegradable paper straws, cups, and table covers and they now use eco -friendly biodegradable glitter. Where they can incorporate the use of recycled / reused decorative materials they do so.  All paper waste is recycled.

With a huge range of themes to choose from Makendoo will have the perfect workshop whatever your event. 

Popular Themes: Pirates, Mermaids & Seaside - Go Wild in the Jungle - Circus, Carnival and Celebration - Bugs World - Historical - Environment .

Seasonal: Halloween - Christmas  - Easter - Chinese New Year - Valentines Day - St Patrick’s Day - St George's Day etc.

Special Events - Makendoo are always happy to create a workshop for a specific event such as the Royal Wedding, Jubilee, Olympics, Literacy landmark celebrations, historical etc.

Bigger projects - Makendoo can work with fixed groups to create bigger projects such as parades, installations, lanterns and carnival floats.


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  • Can be Tailored to any Theme
  • Excellent for Environmental Events

I am writing to say thank you so much for all Makendoo’s hard work and valuable contributions towards the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations this weekend. The weather could not have been any better and the World Cup just added to the feel good factor as the public came out to join in with the festivities. Audience and participants alike seemed to have a fantastic time and we could not put on such a successful event without the support and involvement of all the wonderful artists and organisations.

— Nikk Turnham, Norwich City Council

Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to Makendoo for Saturday in Croydon.
They had welcoming smiles, some lovely ideas and plenty of glitter to draw the kids in! My own kids haven’t stopped showing EVERYONE their Makendoo masks!
I would not hesitate to recommend them to other programmers/festival managers

— Grainne Cook, Whitegift Foundation,