Jessica Perkins, the mom and designer behind Mama May I, is inspired by learning-through-play philosophies including Waldorf and Montessori when creating her handmade toys. These Balance Birds are no exception. The rainbow of cute feathered-friends offer plenty of possibilities for open-ended play. Carefully try to balance them and stack them six birds high, use them in pretend play or mix them in with another set of building blocks. They’re hand cut and painted with nontoxic plant-based pigment, and finished with a beeswax and jojoba oil formula.