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This is an upcycled wooden apple we found in our treasure hunting that we drilled a hole in, and carved a bit around the edges to make it look chewed on. Then it was painted and rubbed with beeswax. The little wooden worm man fits neatly into the hole. The apple may be mistaken for a real one by a child, but have no fear... the paint and wax is non-toxic.
Apple: 2 5/8" tall X 2 1/4" wide. Man 2 1/8" tall X 1/2 " wide.

Laughing Cricket Toys

We love combing flea markets, antique malls, yard sales, and salvage stores for all kinds of things. We’ve repurposed, upcycled, (or whatever you’d like to call it) some items we thought would be compatible with themes for children’s toys. So many of the toys we are presenting are totally one of a kind, never to be repeated again, because some of the parts may be vintage or just a fluke of a find.

Nursery rhymes, old stories from the past, and poems are our themes most of the time. When they are themed, we will include a printed version of the poem or rhyme, or a reference to the story being depicted. Young children love to fit parts into others and take them out again, so we try to incorporate that type of learning play into the toys.

Each set is carefully assembled (we are partial to unfinished wood), then hand painted to give them a vintage look, and rubbed with a mixture of pure beeswax from the hives of a beekeeper here in the Shenandoah Valley, and olive oil. All paints on toys are non-toxic and bear the AP (Approved Product) Seal of the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI).

Toys with small parts should not be used by children who still put things in their mouths.

Wooden apple and worm man toy

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood apple, wooden apple, wood peg toy, wooden man, wooden worm, handpainted toy, hand painted toy, apple and worm, peg toys
  • Feedback: 116 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Virginia, United States.
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