Children love to spot animals living in the nature all around us - little songbirds and ducks, swans and frogs at the nearby pond, or a fox, a rabbit or deer at the edge of the wood. They also know them from many stories and picture books. That's why children are happily making these animals part of their play worlds.
For more than 7 decades, the German toymakers from Ostheimer Wooden Toys have brought an adorable and lovely image of the world into countless children’s rooms. While our children engage in free imaginative playing they are able to take important steps in their development, they experience the beauty of childhood and gain talents that will strengthen them.
Every Ostheimer Wooden Toy is hand-crafted in Germany. From the draft to the finished product all toys pass through many hands while they are designed, sawed out, sanded, rubbed-off, painted with non-toxic stain and oiled. This way each of their adorable wooden figures become a unique original made for children’s hands and telling its own story.
Ostheimer Wooden Toys are without doubt the finest wooden toy figures available in the world. This Ostheimer figure is also recommended by »spiel gut«. The "Spiel Gut" seal is one of the most prestigious certifications for children's toys in Germany.
1613 Ostheimer Owl White
Attention. Choking hazard. Small parts that can be swallowed. Not suitable for children under 3 years
Safety: This figure is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.
Ostheimer Figures are hand-crafted in Germany. The wood used in Ostheimer toys comes from sustainable domestic forestry. Each product is a unique item individually shaped with love and care. Thus, the Ostheimer Waldorf toys allow children to immerse themselves into the vivid imaginative world of play.
All Ostheimer figures are painted with non-toxic, plant-based watercolors. All materials used in the Ostheimer toys are certified. They guarantee not only toys of the highest quality but also safety for your child at play
Ostheimer-Figures are hand-crafted and made with so much attention to detail, it will allow children to immerse themselves into the vivid imaginative world of play.
Hand Crafting of each Ostheimer Piece:
From the draft to the finished product Ostheimer toys pass through many hands while they are designed, sawed out, sanded, rubbed-off, painted, oiled, and shipped out: and each step in this long process of careful handcrafting is inspired by wish to give children toys of truly high quality to play with. This way, each Ostheimer wooden figures becomes a valuable individual piece of work.
To bring the artistic layout into shape, the accurately drawn silhouettes of our figures are stamped onto the finely planed planks. Even at this point it is necessary to work with care, taking into account the shade and grain of the wood to suit the proportions of the figure. Carried out with flair and accuracy the sawing creates the basis for the correct profile of the figures. The pre-sanding removes sawdust and smooths the surface of the wood. Next, the lively form of the figures is created by an artist. Thus we create the characteristic form, which is distinctive for our toys. A soft final touch of the contours finishes the process of shaping our figures and prepares the surface for the following paint-work. Now our figures are gently painted by hand using a fine paintbrush. Thus, they get their tender, child-oriented appearance. Transparent color allow the beautiful wood texture to amplify its warm charisma. An immersion bath in high-quality organic oil imparts our wooden figures with color retention and protects the surface. Not before our figures have passed a final quality-check and been given the Ostheimer-seal of quality, are they carefully packed and delivered to children all over the world.
Recommended for children over 3 years.