Shopping Mall Activations

At The Make Company we specialise in children’s workshops and shopping mall activations, and are here to make planning a craft event easy! 

We have been running pop-up workshops at shopping malls since 2015 and our approach to deliver these activations is stress free for clients, parents and kids. Our philosophy is to inspire kids by engaging them through craft to be creative, discover new skills and play.

Our pop-up holiday activations at shopping malls are very popular and attract parents to bring their kids and increase foot traffic at your shopping mall. We will work with you to tailor-make a solution that meets your specific and unique requirements. We love to inspire our clients and work with them to deliver their ideas. We offer a wide range of themes that focus on special times of the year such as Spring, Easter & Christmas, as well as other important and very special dates like Mother’s Day. We can offer organisers everything from the complete package including booking, setup and the facilitation of your event, or alternatively we can customise our craft to your event setting and budget. For inspiration, please take a look at our gallery below.

If you would like to make an enquiry about running an event, please contact us via the form below or through our Contact page.

Sample Activations

Ocean (Tahuaroa)


Our ocean is waiting to be explored and with our craft options kids will delve into understanding Aotearoa’s uniquness!

Choose from light up aquariums, colour changing petipeti (jellyfish) , magnetic fishing games , waka

STEAM & Robotics


Kids love being creative with their imagination and with our fantasy crafts there is so much play to be had as their horizons expand!

Choose from dragon & faires, mermaids & pirates, space exporlers, spies in disguise and superhero academy

Sustainability & Nature


The future is in the next generation and we love to help give them tools to outsmart us! In these workshops we delve into nature , weather & help kids to explore and brainstorm ideas for the future

Choose from, Bee Bath, Weather Station Village, Edible Gardens, Windchimes, Kites



Christmas Tree Kits are one example of the many Holiday themed kits available at the Make Company

Christmas crafting is so special and in New Zealand we like to celebrate the Kiwi way!

Choose from Kiwiana Neon Wreath, Elf House, Santa Spotters, Teracotta Jingle Bell, Gnome

Adopt a pet


The perfect theme to celebrate pets, contact your local SPCA to get them involved too!

Kids will create their own pet, as well as take home an adoption certficate

Choose from, Dash the Dog, Teracotta Cat, Animal Cupcakes, Slithering Snake

Edible Crafts


No doubt always a fun event as the kids get to take home their creations for a delightful snack later! Kids also love decorating the containrs to take home their yummy creations.

We are able to work with local suppliers (including mall bakeries) to create something fun for kids to make & eat


NZ Wildlife


Our animals are so special to us and we love teaching kids to understand about them and keep them protected!

Choose from Kiwi Bird, Morepork (with sound) , bird feeders



A great way to celebrate the Māori New Year with a special star craft !

Choose from Light up star canvas, telescope, star wall hanging and Matariki string lights



Easter is a wonderful time to get creative! , kids love making our plush bunny with a special heart they put in inside and a shiny bell around its neck!