Tired of the same old hum-ho toys you've seen a million times? If so, you have to check out the imaginative wooden toys at Kukkia. Kukkia, a Japanese company, offers delightful, eco-minded wooden toys that are anything but ordinary. With clever designs, innovative game ideas and toys children can seriously interact with, Kukkia is the perfect place to pick up a unique gift that will be the hit of any birthday party or holiday event. Kukkia has toys under two brand names, Gigi and Kiko, and both rock the house. Materials used include beech wood from France and Germany, much of it certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and child-safe beeswax finishes. This company also follows clear safety standards set by ASTM International and other worldwide toy safety standards. What this company really excels at though, beyond their eco-ethics are super creative toy designs in beautiful pastel shades. Keep reading to see just some of this outstanding collection.
Bubble Gum Machine Game
This bubble gum play set/game is one of my favorite toys at Kukkia. Not just beautiful and appealing to kids, this toy is educational as well. Kids can count the wood beads as they come out of the machine, after turning the adorable star dial. They can guess what color will come out next, name the shapes and much more.
Cat Print Clogs
Clickety-click, clogs for kids leave wonderful footprints on the sand. Shown above are cat clogs, but your child can also get clogs with the footprints of monkey, dinos and owls too! A super fun beach or park toy and if you’re super enchanted, you can even get a pair in an adult size.
Wooden Bubble Wands
I LOVE these wooden and stainless steel bubble wands. Such an awesome break from plastic. The set includes two stars and a circle, plus the handy soap tray. Remember, after getting wood wet, you should dry it entirely to keep this set beautiful.
Musical Instrument Set
This 3-piece set of musical instruments includes drums, guiro, and bells all solidly made of wood with sturdy shapes that little ones can hold tight to. Lovely bright colors will inspire your child to play music and you can travel easily with the set as a nice cloth bag is included.
Lucky Bean Game
This eco-game looks like so much fun for kiddos. Your child can play find the star within the beans, or stack the beans high as small building blocks. You can also use these for learning colors and for counting exercises, plus your little one can hone manual dexterity by using the chopsticks to pick up beans. The set comes with 100 beans (plus star), wooden chopsticks, one wooden bowl, one pouch, and a cloth carrying bag.
Kukkia makes some of the best playscapes ever. Shown above is Machi but your child can also get Paris and London versions. Kids can draw their very own streets on the base with chalk, drive the little car around, erase, and start all over again. Plus your child can rearrange the wooden homes. Note that the Kukkia shop sells in yen, but once transferred into U.S. fund, you’ll be amazed at how affordable all of the toys in this post are. They’re some of the best prices I’ve seen for eco-minded wooden toys, so be sure to visit this adorable shop online.