One of my daughter's favorite things to do is go to the park and see all the birds at the pond. This set was inspired by the birds you usually see there and would be great for little ones who also love going to the pond, a nature table, or perhaps their own version of the ugly duckling! Set of 5 (swan, goose, duck and 2 interchangeable babies), made to Waldorf specifications, and sure to provide hours of imaginative play!
I (and my daughter) thoroughly test all my extra chunky designs to make sure they will safely hold up through falls, teething and whatever else may come their way. All edges are beveled for safety, and each piece is sanded silky smooth. The designs are burned into place so they will never wear off, and then the toy is given a wash of paint to deeply penetrate the grain of the wood (creating a stain, instead of a coating over the wood), using AP certified non-toxic plant gum based watercolors made in the US. Each toy is then given a protective sealing of beeswax wood creme which is then heatset to stabilize the paint. Finally another coating of beeswax wood creme (pure beeswax, expeller-pressed jojoba oil and just a hint of sweet orange essential oil) is applied and buffed for the finishing touch with cotton.
Largest measures 3 1/2" tall by 2" wide and 3/4" thick, smallest measures 3/4" tall, 1" wide and 3/4" thick.
(made from poplar)
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