Moulin Roty make playful rag dolls and hand puppets, as well as modern versions of traditional toys such as shadow puppets, flower presses and marbles. The brand was founded as a co-operative in the 1970s by a commune of creative, counter-culture parents in rural France. While Moulin Roty has since become a global name, an endearing spirit of innocence and simplicity lives on in all Moulin Roty’s toys.
Many of Moulin Roty’s dolls and puppets are inspired by classic, well-loved fairytales such as Red Riding Hood. Others are characters with their own unique personalities, such as Gaspard the fox and Walter the dog. These toys give children the tools they need to create their own stories and adventures, or to act out the fairytales they read at home. Soft and loveable with intricate detailing, they become lifelong friends for children as they share adventures together.
The Moulin Roty range of shadow puppets brings a modern twist to these traditional toys, using simple light and shade to project shapes onto a wall or screen. Dinosaurs and monsters, princesses and dragons are all brought to life with Moulin Roty’s simple kits, providing a magical way to make stories together, while also developing imagination and hand-eye co-ordination. Themes of good versus bad make them especially loved by younger children, who feel re-assured by the triumph of virtue over evil.
Marbles, tea sets and other traditional toys such as a flower press and jumbo chalks for outdoor artwork complete Moulin Roty’s range of nostalgic toys remodelled for a new generation.