Toys of the Eighties, Flower Making Basket
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Put clay in it and push down the handle and flowers will come out. It came out in 1987 I believe.
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80sLvr - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Boy! I remember the commercial for this thing, and wanting it! And supposedly I think the flowers it made on it would smell(??) I just remember thinking wow thats so cool!!
Elsje - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
There's some kind of tune way back in the back of my head when I read the name of this. Fairly sure I saw the commercial too many times. Didn't have it though.
kelly - August 16, 2007 - Report this comment
the song went like this " a tisket a tasket a flower making basket", this was my favorite toy ever growing up!
Jess - September 11, 2007 - Report this comment
the dough was floral old sister, of course, tormented me by mixing all the colors together until I had brown, rotten smelling flowers :(...eventually I just used regular play doh with it and I think it was lost during the move from the old house to the new...
jane - September 26, 2007 - Report this comment
i still have this. i need to find it
Kirsten - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I totally remember the commercial for this! Didn't you pull a lever or something and the flowers and stems started growing/popping out like play-doh? Crazy.
Sara - October 10, 2007 - Report this comment
A tisket, a tasket, a flower-making basket, works like magic, smells so nice, you'll see it's just fantastic! (To the tune of It's Raining, It's pouring)
Amber - December 13, 2007 - Report this comment
You had to flip the handle from one side to the other to make the flowers "grow". My little sis and I loved this, but it was hard not to get all the colour mixed together, then you just had ugly brown flowers. I think in the end I forgot to put it away after using it and the playdoh turned all hard and crusty. I'm not too sure what happened to it after that :(
Michelle M - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
"A tisket a tasket a flower making basket" stupid jingle for an even more stupid toy... I had it and the holes that you pushed the clay through to make the flowers always got clogged and the clay just smelled odd after a while... It was fun for about 10mins though
shrinky dinkk - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
i ate some of the magic flowers and that's all I remember...
Hannah - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I never had the toy, but I remember watching the commercial.
Tammy - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
This was my favorite toy growing up. I would love to find one, I have looked everywhere. ANy ideas where to get this.
happy girl - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
great concept, but it had issues. the main issue was the play-doh colors mixing together. secondly was the fact that i wanted my "flowers" to dry, but when play-doh dries it begins getting white patches and then breaks apart. still, a memorable 80s toy.
Angela - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Could someone post a picture if they have it. I never owned this toy, but I wanted it so bad, and I can't get what I remember it to look like out of my head. I need to see it again!
Sarah - March 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this toy as a little girl and loved it! I think I remember it as white and green easter basket shaped. The play doh smelled like roses, ahhh memories!
Gina - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I totally remember this toy. Does anyone know where I can find the commercials for it?
christine - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh! I had this and loved it! Yeah the dough smelled like roses and was really brightly colored.
Lisa - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Anyone have any idea what this toy is worth now?
Pikachulover - July 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I had that toy. I mixed up all the different colored dough and it turned brown. I remember the leaves that hooked onto the molds being scented. And boy was that thing hard to clean out. I would end up with a bunch of little dried up dough pieces that got stuck in the little holes in the molds.
amy - August 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I wanted a flower making basket for Christmas so bad, but it was the popular toy that year and I didn't get it. I got it for Easter. It was so much fun. The dough smelled like flowers.
Dee - September 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved the flower making basket so much! I never got tired of it. Sadly the handle was very easy to break..
Mel - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister had this! I remember it being a white basket and pulling the handle of the basket across to make the flowers grow. The colours always got mixed and they had a scent. Ahhh, memories! :)
AOC - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I always wanted this for Christmas! I never got it. So, when my 5 year old was asking for this Octopus play-doh set for this year, it brought back so many memories. I make sure her most wanted gifts are under the tree. There's nothing like seeing a child's smile on Christmas morning.
Chris - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I remembr this so vividly! I found this page because I missed it so much I wanted to buy one. Anyone know where I can find one, even used? if so please. I wanted it so bad for Christmas and both my female cousin and I (we were treated like twins) got one. Nice to hear all the memories from everyone. :)
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I never had this, but I still remember the commercial for it like it was yesterday!
Sara - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I just thought of this after seeing some cakes shaped like flower pots. I can't believe it's got a webpage dedicated to it! I got it for Christmas the year it came out and used it over and over and over.
Cori - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
My gosh, I am yearning for this toy! I remember getting it for Christmas after BEGGING for it forever! The dough smelled like tea roses. I am desperate for one...Anyone know where I can find one?
MAggieMay - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I still remember the way the clay smelled!
Sallie - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I got this for Christmas in 87. I played with it for hours. Such great memories!
Sabrina - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom got this for me when I was little. I remember I thought it was cool for a while but my mom REALLY loved it. Weird... She kept it up on a shelf so I wouldn't break it or lose any pieces and always played with it with me when I asked her to get it down.
Amy - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love to buy one if you have one.. Please e-mail me at
janet - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Would love to buy one if anyone knows where, please let me know. thanks!
Jane - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
There is currently one on ebay!
Bet - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
oh MY!! How I wanted one so.... NEVER got it though. wow, they just don't make toys like they use to. lol
Ariel - September 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this toy, and the way the playdoh smelled... Playdoh needs to bring this one back. Not a remake but an exact replica...
Liz - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this toy but I remember that swinging the handle from one side to the other to make the flowers "grow" was always kind of difficult for small, weak hands and arms to accomplish. That and if you wanted multicolored flowers, you risked play-dough mix-age and that always sucked.
Heidi - November 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for one for my daughters this was my favorite toy EVER, I thought I still had it, but went home to get it and it is gone. So if anyone knows where to find one or has one for slae let me know
D - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Dying to get this for my daughter. Email at if you have a set to sell.
Ross - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
please e-mail me if you have it and are willing to sell it. My dad gave me one as a gift but in a house move it got lost. He recently passed away, will love to have it.
Jules - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Sometimes I will catch a scent of a certain perfume or body spray, and it'll instantly remind me of my Flower Making Basket, as they play-doh was scented :)
Marc - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Where can I purchase this Flower Making Basket at now?
Lindy - December 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been looking for one of these for my sister. She wanted one when she was a kid but never got it. I would love to find one & surprise her. If anyone has one or knows where I can get one please let me know. Thanks :)
moi - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
My kids and I play with the one I had as a child. Great product for me to still be able to use it at age 35
Sheryl - March 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I got this toy for Christmas when it came out...I love it soooo much. Just recently I have been searching for it, for my daughter. If anyone knows where to find it, please let me know. I have such good memories and I know my daughter will also create her own memories.
Tracey - May 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I noticed that several people posted that they would like to buy one of these. I have one to sell. I have the original box (acceptable condition) and unit (very good condition). I even still have the plastic place mat that went under it to keep the table clean. Please email me if you are interested. Thanks! Tracey
Tracey - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Hello Everyone! I listed mine for sale on Ebay. It is item number 290740904293. I have all the original parts minus the play dough. Thanks for looking!
Bianca - October 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have mine from my childhood ... My 2yr old daughter played with it for the first time today .. She loved it!! I also had the diner one .. You made sundaes n hotdogs etc .. Only have some parts for it Though.. Would love to get one xxxx
Heather - November 27, 2012 - Report this comment
This is probably one of my most memorable toys that I got for Christmas when I was young and now that I have a little girl of my own, I plan on giving it to her for Christmas! I had no idea that they didn't even make them anymore & that so many other people loved them so much too!!! This is awsome!
shawna - April 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Best toy ever i had hours of fun with it they need to bring it back!!
Christen - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been searching and searching for this!!This was one of my most favorite toys I can remember having as a kid !! Please If anyone knows one for sale message me!! Thank you!!
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Leanne - March 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I have this toy. Complete in box with instructions just missing the knife. Found at a local thrift store for $2.00
Sherry - May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Leanne-are you interested in selling? Looking for one for my daughter. She wanted one but didn't get it.
Sarah - October 24, 2015 - Report this comment
If anyone knows where I can purchase one, please let me know.
Barbara - October 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Anyone have this item please let me know

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