Our handmade wooden fox is a EU certified toy, but it could also be used as a collectible, nature table object or home / office decoration. With its exquisite artistic design it stands out among fast to mass produce flat cartoonish wooden animals.
We have designed it to teach appreciation of beauty, art and craftsmanship, to open a child’s imagination, yet the toy is fairly realistic and features the distinct fox shape, color and posture.
It can be combined with the other animals from our woodland collection as it matches them in size and style.
EDUCATIONAL AND PLAY VALUE
If your children are charmed by tales and stories, they might have already heard or read some of the many folklore tales and authored stories featuring Fox as a character. They would love to act these plots out and make up their own while playing with Fox. Play is invariably enriched by literature, and children grow their imagination and develop their thinking and speaking skills while engrossed in meaningful play away from screens.
If your child is growing up as a passionate explorer of nature, you could use Fox to start conversations to teach about fox habits and its interactions with its habitat, further branching out to many other topics. The lessons learned will surely be included later in children’s open-ended play scenarios to support their long-term background knowledge, which is one of the most important factors for future educational success.
We have designed this toy not only to be visually appealing but also to meet the needs of parents and teachers who might wish to use a wooden animal toy for different purposes as part of different educational methods.
Fox is not tiny, but it is small enough to easily fit into a child’s hand and pocket, so it might be taken wherever its little friend goes to keep them company and engage them in long joyful play.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Do not soak in water. Wash each toy separately with soapy water with some vinegar. Rinse as quickly as possible. Immediately dry with a towel. Let air dry.
For disinfection you can use rubbing alcohol. We recommend spiritus aethylicus for medical purposes.
Do not put on or near heaters. Do not keep under direct sunshine for too long. Moisture and heat can cause warping and cracking in wood, so wooden products should not be exposed to these for too long.
When toys feel too dry, they need to be oiled and / or waxed. We recommend linseed oil and beeswax waxes. Other oils and waxes could be used too: mineral oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil. Vegans can use carnauba wax instead of beeswax.
This originally designed and handcrafted figurine was made in Bulgaria by a team of two friends who work in their little workshop in a small town. Grateful for the opportunity to practice what we love, we would like to be able to create jobs not only for ourselves but also for other people who would otherwise live in poverty or leave for the big city. We use beech wood from sustainably managed forests and European materials certified for toy safety. We use resources sparingly. By buying our toy and committing to maintain it and pass it on for generations of children, you are helping preserve not only a community but also the environment.
AGE AND SAFETY: CE certified as safe for children 3+