Adorable wool felt playscapes are an excellent toy for children. With a play mat as a home base, little ones can add their own toy elements, like Waldorf-based fairies, gnomes, animals and other toy objects, and then use their imagination to engage in creative, open-ended play. With this in mind, we've rounded up 7 adorable, eco-friendly and whimsical playscapes that will bring new life to the playroom, starting with the sweet spring critter playscape shown above. This extra large and deluxe playscape, made by the creative minds at Entangled Forest, is handmade with 100% wool and comes with a slew of cute extras. Everything you see in the image above is included - the large beautifully made mat, two hopping bunnies, a tweeting Robin with nest and eggs, two carrots, four trees and a bunny nest. Keep reading to see six other lovely playscapes that will enchant your little one (and you).
Felt Dinosaur Play Mat
If you’re interested in making your own felt playscape, or are looking for a playscape on a budget, this one is an excellent choice. This dino world is a pdf DIY kit. You supply the felt and can even get your older kids to help you make it. This pattern includes everything kids need for some prehistoric fun. Set includes patterns for Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl, Brontosaurus and Triceratops, trees, volcano, tar pit and lake. Plus, this set is designed to fold up for on-the-go play. It even includes little handles.
Needle Felted Waldorf Forest Creature Playscape
Pricey, but beautifully made, this playscape is the ultimate Waldorf delight. The playscape is designed with tons of details from the flourishing vegetation to the tree with a blue bird to the lake full of fish to the cute fishing pole ready for fishing, and, of course, the mushroom house. There’s also a sweet happy family including Papa Gnome, Daughter-Gnome and Mama-Gnome who all dwell in their cozy home inside the mushroom. Everything on the playscape is springtime green and fresh. This designer accepts custom orders for this playscape.
Arctic Needle Felted Play Mat
This playscape is unique and perfect as a winter gift for a child. The playscape base is a snowy wonderland with a cave and ice flow that can be moved about on the water (and hides a little gray fish!) A polar bear and his friend, arctic puffin also live here, and everything is needle felted by hand with real wool. This imaginative set even includes some extra white wool for snowstorms!
Wool Felt Garden Playmat – DIY Kit
Like the dino set shown above, this is also a DIY table top kit, great for families who would like to try their hand at crafting with felt. The kit is perfect for a confident beginner and takes about 2-3 hours to make, or longer if you’d like to add some extra details. The kit includes all you need to create a grass and garden plot, garden shed and windows. You’ll also get fabric for the fence, embroidery floss for embellishments and detailed instructions.
Felted Playscape Sealife
This unique playmat offers an ocean of delight and is hand felted with wool. All the tiny details are needle felted and securely attached to the playscape. You get to tell the designer what sea-minded colors you’d like, plus decide if you want extras like a cave, a stone or other landmark, embroidered seaweed, anemones, starfish or other sea creatures.
Handmade Wool Play Mat and House
This lovely little playscape is a true bargain. For under $40 your child can have this cute playscape that includes a hand stitched wool felt house with removable roof, a sewn and needle felted wool felt play mat complete with a blue pond, brown garden plot, rocks, flowers and garden plants. The set was hand stitched from a rainbow of wool felt scraps, plus lined for sturdiness. The roof comes off and the house is removable, so not only can your child move in miniature toys, dolls, or animals, but move their house around as well. As a bonus, this set also comes with four sweetly painted wooden mushrooms designed with AP certified non toxic paints.