This beautifully handcrafted set of wooden balls (or "giant marbles") is sure to become of favorite in your toddler or young child's toy box. The six balls come in a rainbow of colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple, and are packaged in a cardboard "half dozen" egg carton that is also handy for storage when it's time to tidy up.You may be surprised at the endless number of ideas your child will discover for playing with this delightfully simple toy: use them to fill boxes, baskets or bowls, roll them on different surfaces, make them part of the stacked creations built with wooden blocks, practice counting or color sorting, use them like giant marbles for all kinds of games, or to experiment with weight on a balance/scale toy... and so much more!
Each solid wood ball is 4.5 cm in diameter (about 1.8 inches). Sanded smooth by hand, colored with certified nontoxic, water-based stains, then finished with natural plant-based oil. No worrisome paint or lacquer is used, so parents can rest easy, even if a child puts a Grimm's toy in her mouth. Grimm's does not use lacquer in order to preserve the natural feel of the wood (which is in line with their aim to design toys according to principles of Waldorf and Montessori education).This set of balls also make wonderful accessories for play with Grimm's Large Rainbow Stacker (10700), Set of 5 Small Stacking/Nesting Bowls (which come in a variety of colors), or Grimm's Large Set of Stacking & Nesting Boxes (10370).About Grimm'sNestled in a small town in Germany, Grimm's Spiel und Holz Design creates heirloom-quality, imaginative wooden toys that encourage exploration, out-of-the-box thinking, and open-ended, independent play. Their engaging colorful creations, inspired by Waldorf education, include an array of unique puzzles, building blocks sets, dolls, stacking towers, and much more.