Last week I posted about Grimm's Spiel and Holz Design Rainbows. Now it's time to look at their Water Waves toy.
|my felt dragon with the waves|
Like the rainbow, the Waves come in minimal packaging.
And they also had some color transfer when pieces were banged against each other:
But they are as fun and as gorgeously made as the rainbow.
They are made from wood from sustainably managed European forests and the colors are certified in accordance with the EN 71 and CPSIA/ASTM 963 standards.
Like the rainbow toy, the waves also have a natural gritty feel to them.
Fostering open-ended play, the waves come in various sizes and can be purchased at independent toy stores and also online from retailers like Amazon and A Mighty Nest. They come in Large and Mini sizes so check the product dimensions to make sure you are getting the size you want. We ordered the large size. The smallest piece in the our waves set has corners so we are careful with that piece and don't let the baby walk around with it in case he falls.
This is such a beautiful toy, a lot of online reviewers mentioned putting it on their coffee table because it looked great there and adults could fiddle with making their own wave sculptures as well. As an open-ended toy, the Water Waves can be used as so many playthings with a little imagination. Here are just some of the configurations my kids and I managed:
|An ocean for our whales.|
|glaciers with my felt igloo|
|a bumpy road|
|An icy mountain|
Check back every Monday and Thursday for new posts, including more info on green toys and products and more DIY toys, including those whales. Next Thursday I'll be posting my tutorial for the felt igloo pictured above.
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