Recycled Fold-up Cardboard Animals

Polish label Paperowe Miasto has created a series of cardboard fold-up toys made out of recycled cardboard. Their latest edition is a set that contains 20 different animals, which are said to be easy to fold-up and durable.

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MiniMaracas – Rattles Made From Sustainable Wood

MiniMaracas is a set of three small wooden rattles with different shapes and colours. They’re small with soft edges and a perfect fit for small toddler hands.

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Eco friendly rubber animals made from recycled tires

Peruvian brand Rika uses recycled tires, cardboard and bottles in the production of their eco friendly designs. Rubber Animals is a series of toy animals made from recycled tires and consists of a gorilla, a giraf, a pig, an elephant and a sheep.

If you like this you might want to check out Pangolin which I’ve written about before.

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Ryan McElhinney Toy Lamp

An amazing toy lamp sculpture by Ryan McElhinney made of recycled toys.

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Christmas Gift Ideas – Board Games

Why not make one of this years gifts one that will give the family some quality time and fun during the holidays? Board games might end up giving the whole family some great memories. Here are a few examples of fun board games from our product finder.

Froggy Boogie

The concept of Froggy Boogie is inspired by the ability of parents to have eyes in the back of their heads, and knowing everything the kids are doing. So in this game the frog kids are supposed to get around the board, which of course is a pond, without being detected by the adult.

Skills needed for playing are color recognition and memory skills. The game is for children age four and up.

Lutso – Is a brain game which older kids will love, as they take turns placing their marbles strategically on the board. At the same time they’ll have to look out for marble patterns that matches one of their shapes, and watch out not to make patterns that fits the opponents shapes.

Marrakech Game – a fictional rug market, that teaches strategy and decision making. The players take turn rolling the dice and moving the market organiser, Assam. If Assam stops on free space the player can place one of their rugs on the space. If he stops on an opponent’s rug though, the player will have to pay the owner of rug owner some money. The idea is to have most rugs places on the board at the end of the game.

 

Grou – The Coat Rack that Grows with the Children

A lot of furniture can be changed as the children grow up. Menuts Grou is a very clever one of such.

Grou is a minimalistic tree that functions as a coat rack. All the knobs can be moved around the tree, as the children grows.