There are many clever artisans who create Woodland animals hand-cut from a variety of woods for children's play. Other crafters create them as wall hangings, some especially sweet for a baby's nursery or a child's room. Others create wooden animal puzzles.
Some are finished in natural wood, many of which are considered 'Waldorf Toy Animals'. Others are hand-painted. All are special because they are lovingly handmade.
These Forest Critters include the animals usually found in the woods, including foxes, wolves, bears, deer, squirrels, bunny rabbits and many others, including birds such as the Owl.
This page presents a few creative sets of Woodland creatures and a couple individual animals as toys – all created in wood.
According to a description on Google....
Waldorf toys are wooden toys, they are eco-friendly toys and of course organic toys. ... Toys that are made from natural materials, with rich, natural colors, and that are lovingly handcrafted are inviting and contribute to a child's “sense of life.” Waldorf toys are often simple, without a lot of detail.
Woodland Animal Sets in Wood
|Woodland Animal Nature Toys|
All Natural toys for small children shaped like cute Woodland Animals to promote Nature-Based Play.
Each critter is hand-cut out of natural wood and sealed with a Non-Toxic Food Grade Sealant made from beeswax and olive oil.
These natural wooden toys encourage key early childhood developmental skills such as brain development and small motor skills. They can practice balance by standing them up and stacking, counting the animal toys and families, or creative play with these fun natural toys.
There are two sizes to the sets, which include a bear, a deer, a rabbit, a squirrel and a bird. These wooden forest animals are handmade by Erik in Michigan and are available in his Etsy Shop Hessler Customs.
Animal Puzzle Handmade in Wood
|Wooden Frog Puzzle|
This stand up frog puzzle is handcut from 3/4" thick cherry on a scroll saw, sanded smooth, and finished it with a natural beeswax and organic jojoba oil polish.
The puzzle is 6 1/4" tall, 7 1/4" wide and 3/4" thick. It has four puzzle pieces. This is a great beginner puzzle for ages 3+.
Woodland Frog puzzle is handmade by Susan who lives in Missouri near St. Louis. She has been creating adorable woodland creatures for many years and is a very talented craftsman. Susan and I met up several years ago when I was living in St. Louis and I have been a fan of her work ever since seeing them in person. You can find this frog puzzle and many other delightful wooden toys created by Susan in her Etsy Shop OohLookItsARabbit.
Woodland Animal Peg Dolls
|Woodland Animal Peg Dolls|
These Woodland animal peg dolls make for delightful playtime. They are made of solid beechwood, measure 2/5 inches tall and are hand-painted and sealed using CE tested (certified) non toxic paints and sealants.
Included in this listing are a Bear, a Fox, a Deer, a Hedgehog, an Owl and a Badger. They are available to purchase individually or as a set.
These Woodland animal peg dolls are handmade by Katie and are available in her Etsy Shop Multipegs.
Woodland Animal Wall Hangings for the Nursery
|Woodland Animals Wall Art for the Nursery|
This delightful array of Woodland animals for the nursery wall (or any child's room) are created by Lea of Michigan for her Etsy Shop NovelWares.
• Crafted from 1/4” solid walnut which is sourced from sustainable and responsibly harvested forests
• Sealed with a poly for durability and easy cleaning
• Comes with double sided tape for easy and quick installation on your wall.
Some of Lea's forest animals include
There is also a bear, a bee, a hedgehog and a wolf. Check out Lea's shop for many selections in this world of wooden forest animals.
Many more Woodland Forest Animals are available throughout Etsy cleverly created in wood. Just do a search for Woodland Animals in Wood for a wide variety of these cute animals who live in the forest.
*Forest Animals in Wood reviewed by Wednesday Elf
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