For us at MINI MAD THINGS it’s all about exploring your imagination, encouraging creativity and most importantly play. Through our range of ethically manufactured kids fancy dress costumes, craft activity kits and eco-friendly art supplies we aim to help children delve into their imagination and explore their own creativity.
Our range of fun KIDS COSTUMES and ACCESSORIES are designed to aid in dramatic play. The story began with a dinosaur costume made for an imaginative young 2 year old. The collection of crazy costumes grew from there to join children’s whimsical worlds all over the world. Ethically hand crafted in Nepal, or hand made in our Australian workshop, every item is produced to the highest quality with love. All costumes are for girls and boys. Dinosaurs and fairies are for everyone!
At MINI MAD THINGS we love to get creative. The art and craft projects featured on our CRAFT BLOG or in our BOOKS are designed as a starting point, to inspire and ignite your imagination. We love to create fun craft projects using up-cycled materials from our household recycling along with some basic craft supplies. To help you on your creative journey we have developed a range of Eco-friendly craft materials and kits all available from our online shop.
With our range of eco-friendly, sustainable and non-toxic ART and CRAFT SUPPLIES you are free to explore your creativity whilst also being mindful about the environment. Our kids CRAFT KITS and BOXES designed to inspire open-ended creativity. With our range of beautiful, engaging materials, you can either follow our CRAFT PROJECT IDEAS or create your own fun projects. It’s about exploring your imagination, problem solving and embarking on your creative journey.
Our aim is to help children see the magic and creativity in the world. What’s the rush to grow up?
Let them be little!
Who's behind the crafty fun?
Mini Mad Things is created by Mum, designer and craft enthusiast, Eleanor Ford.
If I had to introduce myself in one word, I would say I am a maker.
I grew up in a house where we made things. We learnt to sew and to knit; to saw, hammer and build. My Mum baked bread every day and we grew vegetables. We learnt to fix broken things. We were resourceful. All of these skills made me who I am and ignited my love for craft. This passion for making is something I would like to pass on to my children and to others; it is the reason for creating MINI MAD THINGS.
I have always made things. This early creative family life lead me to study BA in Jewellery Design and MA in Textiles at university, which progressed to a 10-year career in the fashion industry designing and making unique handcrafted jewellery. However, the best things I have made are my two beautiful children. Becoming a mother has allowed me to delve deeply into my creative roots and take joy again in the simple pleasures of squishing paint between my fingers or putting pen to paper just because it’s fun. Creating and making together around our family table is the heart of our family life.
Slow down, sit down and make something today.