The Waldorf-inspired Large Elements + Flower Stacking Blocks Sets by Grimm's of Germany are truly beautiful pieces: the vibrant colors come from gently-dyed non toxic, water based stains. These nesting puzzles (each hand carved from a single piece of solid wood) represent the Four Elements of nature: Air (Rainbow), Earth (stone Caves), Water (Waves) and Fire (Flames), while the Flower represents life or beauty.
They are open-ended toys that can be used in a variety of ways. Combine all the pieces as blocks for creating, stacking, and building; use each as 5 separate nesting puzzles; and they have endless creative uses in pretend play: Children might use the pieces as houses or caves for little gnomes, fairies, and other "friends" -- or as hills, bridges, tunnels, see-saws, fences -- anything that comes to mind! Easily combined with any dolls, action figures or other toys your child already has, mix with your existing collection of building blocks, or add Grimm's Small Flexible Waldorf Dolls or Rainbow Friends.
The tactile nature of wood and the bright colors will stimulate both young as well as older children. There is no age limit with such unique, free-form playthings. The ageless design and sturdy construction can last for generations -- they are truly heirloom pieces that will be cherished. Great decor item too. Each stacker set is minimally packaged in clear shrink wrap. Suitable from age 1 year and up.
For ease of creating stacked designs, the depth of each set is uniform at 2.5 inches. Length and width (in inches) are as follows:
Water (6 pieces): 8.8 x 3.5
Caves (5 pieces): 6.3 x 4.1
Rainbow (6 pieces): 6.75 x 3.5
Fire (5 pieces): 6.8 x 4.5
Flower (9 pieces): 8.7 x 6.7
Unvarnished wood (sustainably-harvested), stained with non-toxic water based colors, finished with safe, plant-based oils.