children

Boundless creativity in a box

School holidays are coming up soon, and we’ve got a great, simple idea to keep the kids entertained. Jester Crayons are a family owned and operated business based in Rotorua, specialising in a colourful and clever range of crayons, all hand made right here in New Zealand. Quality assured and certified non toxic, Jester Crayons are great way to bring out the creativity in your kids…

Timber, twine and tech: how one maker is learning new technologies to craft traditional teaching toys

When grandfather and builder “Papa Stu” embarked on his new project of Timber and Twine Handmade Toys, he also began a journey into new technologies and production techniques. His tactile timber toys are lovingly made in his Christchurch workshop using beautiful native reclaimed timbers and natural finishes, and are designed to inspire imaginative, naturally engaging play for preschoolers, and sensory experiences for babies.