BackToBlocks

Creative Wooden Blocks For Kids Sold By The Bucket!

Utah, United States · 309 Sales

BackToBlocks

Creative Wooden Blocks For Kids Sold By The Bucket!

Utah, United States 309 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(63)

Announcement   Give your child or grandchild the gift of creativity in a bucket!
Lots of blocks, in a bucket, at an affordable price!

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Give your child or grandchild the gift of creativity in a bucket!
Lots of blocks, in a bucket, at an affordable price!

Miriam Sheffield

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Miriam Sheffield

BIG BASIC BLOCKS add on set #1
US$33.00
BIG BASIC BLOCKS add on set #2
US$35.00
BIG BASIC BLOCKS add on set #3
US$37.00
Wooden Blocks-"Windows and Columns" Add-On Set
US$8.00
6" Large Wedges
US$11.49
2-6" Large Wedges
US$4.66
Wooden Blocks-Windows
US$7.00
Wooden Blocks-Square Posts
US$5.00
Wooden Blocks-Triangles
US$8.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(63)
Sandi Sellars

Sandi Sellars on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

High quality and quick shipping. I plan to use these in a project and they look like they'll work perfectly. Thank you!

dkrache

dkrache on May 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received very quickly. Using in my Science Lab. Excellent quality.

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About

Building A Business One Block At A Time

In 2010 we (Miriam and Craig Sheffield) made a set of wooden building blocks for our grandson. We had made wooden blocks for our own children when they were young and wanted to share this fun family toy with the next generation. That Christmas we also made a set for a neighbor who has 3 little boys. The day after Christmas, the neighbor commented that the only toy her kids wanted to play with on Christmas, was that set of wooden toy blocks. The Sheffield's son found his child loved the blocks too and he suggested that they look into making some of these sets to sell. Starting a business had never been in our plans, but with a little encouragement and a lot of research, the journey began to become"back to blocks".

This was a family effort involving all five of their children. Each one helped with some aspect- marketing, engineering, logo design, planning and production. We even had a lively family discussion over possible business names.

It all started in a wood shop in the garage. We experimented with different species of wood, different shapes, sizes and styles of wooden blocks sets and by summer 2011 were ready to launch a business. Soon the business moved to a shop and the blocks started to "stack up".

As we started to develop our products there were 3 key items that were important to us. Our product had to be natural, it had to have "make-sense" packaging, and most of all it had to be affordable and contain enough blocks that kids love playing with them.

Our grandson who received the blocks was only 1year old at the time. So we knew that these would most likely end up in his mouth. So we knew our product had to be natural and safe. We didn't want to include any paints or dyes or coatings that could be potentially be toxic. We frequently have parents email us asking if our products contain any toxins. The answer to that question is no, never, nothing but plain, natural hardwoods are used in any of our products.

Another important consideration was to have a "make -sense" packaging. Many block sets are sold in a crate where they have to be put away in a certain order. Often it is mom who then has to put them away. This can discourage moms from wanting a great educational toy like blocks. So our storage container had to be "mom and kid friendly". Blocks are a toy that you want to dump out and so clean up had to be easy. The buckets we use are bright colored, easy to open and kids can just throw the blocks in when they are done. Moms are always commenting how much they love the buckets.

The final consideration, and probably the most important, was to provide a lot of blocks for an affordable price. As we did research on block sets we found that many block sets contain few blocks or larger sets are so highly priced they are unaffordable for many families. Children will quickly become disinterested in a small block set that limits their creativity, or doesn't one have enough to share. We feel strongly that blocks are an essential educational toy and that every home should have a set of blocks. So we set out to make this possible for families on all budgets. Our business motto soon became "We provide a lot of blocks, in a bucket, at an affordable price. "

It's been a fun and challenging adventure. Miriam says her favorite part of the business is hearing from customers who love to see their kids get away from "technology"and use their imaginations... Albert Einstein said "Imagination Is Everything". We couldn't agree more! Playing with blocks is a great way to stimulate your child's natural imagination . So we hope everyone will get "back to blocks"!

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  • Miriam

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Miriam and husband Craig live in the beautiful state of Utah at the foot of the Wasatch mountains. She loves the outdoors, travel, gardening and makes some awesome salsa from her home grown produce. Birding is her hobby and her family is her life!

  • Craig

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Craig loves life. He works hard and plays hard. He loves to travel from places close to home in the Rocky Mountains, to far away continents. He loves sports, sports movies. He loves a challenge and is a "Never says never" and a "Can Do" sort of guy.

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Last updated on July 31, 2015
Welcome to Back To Blocks! We sell a lot of blocks, in a bucket, at an affordable price! We are a family run business located in Kaysville, Utah. We handcraft all of our blocks. They are made of natural hardwood with no finishes. We believe in providing durable, affordable toys that inspire your child's imagination. Blocks are the perfect toy for building on these natural creative abilities. But mostly blocks are FUN and will entertain your child for hours. They will build 'em, knock 'em down, and then begin again! We believe EVERY HOME SHOULD OWN A SET OF BLOCKS!!!

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Payment
We accept Pay Pal and Etsy Direct Checkout.
6.5% sales tax on Utah sales.
Shipping
Shipping is per UPS or USPS or FedEx to U.S. destinations. Orders received before 3:00 p.m. will generally be shipped within 1 day. Confirmation email will be sent when order is shipped.

Standard shipping order are via UPS. Priority and Alaska, Hawaii order are via USPS priority.

We do not ship outside United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
We guarantee the quality of our products. We want you to be completely happy with your purchase.

You may return any item, in its original condition, for any reason, within 30 days of purchase. A full refund will be issued less shipping charges. Contact us at backtoblocks.returns [!at] gmail.com.

If you have a block that is damaged, cracked or split during NORMAL use, we will replace that item at no charge. Contact us at backtoblocks.customerservice [!at] gmail.com. Let us know what block needs to be replaced and we will send you a new block.

HOW TO RETURN MERCHANDISE

1-Merchandise should be returned in new and resell-able condition.

2-Please include the following information with your return.

Name, Address, Phone #, Order number, & Reason for return.

3-Please send your return, securely packaged, prepaid and insured to-

BackToBlocks

6 South 760 East

Kaysville, Utah 84037

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT C.O.D. RETURNS.

4-When item is received, we will credit your pay pal account for item, less any shipping charges. We only refund shipping charges, if we made an error with your order, or if item was damaged upon arrival or in shipping.

5-You may receive an exchange for your return. If it is of greater value than your item, we will charge your card for the difference. If it is of lesser value, we will refund the difference.