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.
There’s nothing quite like well crafted gifts for the tamariki in your life – they have heart and soul that mass produced toys just can’t compete with. We picked out these cute and colourful creations for children, all made here in Aotearoa. Tapatapahi ana!
Rosa-may of Dean’s Workshop makes wholesome wooden toys that encourage imaginative play…
If you need to fidget to focus or relieve anxiety, these handmade recycled wood spinners from Re-Arranged may be just the tool for you. Made from locally reclaimed timbers, Re-Arranged‘s spinners provide a way to kinetically offload that brain busyness, stress, and anxiety that can get in the way of everyday things.
Check out this cute wooden toy sheep made from native Matai wood by Timber & Twine…
Simon and Kate Peterson are a husband and wife maker duo located in the ever-beautiful and sunny Hawkes Bay. Their brand Peterson Woodcraft is all about hand crafted wooden traditional toys with a modern twist. In their spare time they moonlight as parents to four … Read more »
Daniel of Tekton Toys handcrafts traditional wooden toys in his Christchurch workshop, following a simple philosophy of no paint and no plastic. His toys are made using good quality hardwoods – walnut, oak, kauri, kwila and ash – and constructed to last for generations, with a natural beeswax finish.