Merry Mache – Christmas toy kits using recycled newspapers

An alternative to standard, plastic Christmas fillers and Christmas toys, petit artisan is launching 2 new Merry-Mache kits this year including a unique Nativity set specially designed by petit artisan. The Merry-Mache range is a selection of lovely Christmas toys and decorations made with recycled newspapers that can be kept for years.

Sold in kits packed in boxes that can be decorate, with quality brush and paint (made in France) or individually, these angels, reindeers, Father Christmas and other Christmas are produced in accordance with community trade principles in the Philippines. A quality paint brush and water based paint pots provide the creative tools – children need only add imagination.  The toys are all natural, durable papier mache animals and decorative items that children from the age of 3 can personalise.

Each toy is handcrafted in local villages in the Philippines, employing over 800 people who earn a yearly living from making these products. The kits are then assembled in France, utilising craft accessories and packaging materials made in France.

Located in West London (Chiswick), co founders Anne France Kennedy & Karine Etienne have helped 3,000 consumers find a happy ending to their search for natural Christmas decorations. After an hour of educational, creative play children have their own distinct toy decorations to decorate the family or school Christmas tree.

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