Grapat 12 Wooden Houses and Nins Peg People
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It contains 6 houses of different sizes and 6 Nins. Recommended age 36+ months
This material can be used as a symbolic game, to create stories and small worlds. Creating stories, inventing new cities, towns, streets… These houses, painted with the colours of the rainbow and which are simple and natural, give a cosy and colourful neighbourhood. Children can create the most surprising small worlds in a representative game that, along with loose pieces, can be versatile and open-ended.
Grapat provides material without instructions, Open-ended and favors free and autonomous play. Our only premise is to let children play, slowly, without time limits. We suggest material that encourages, invites and stimulates the creation of several fantastic, realistic and invented little worlds. It is made following traditional processes, in the old way, with thick soft raw materials, natural dyes which let the wood veins be seen and vibrant coloured waxes and oils that slightly shine. The products are painted by hand, homemade, surrounded by land, fire, rivers and many children nearby, who inspire us daily.
The wood we use comes from sustainable forests. We use beech and birch. Wood is the source that inspires us daily. It is robust, soft and hard, it is warm, it sounds good and it smells good.
Our workshop is located in the countryside, and being close to nature can make some tones and colours have variations. Depending on the humidity or if there is wind the dye can impregnate one way or another in the wood.
The finishes are made with waxes and oils of vegetable origin. The oils can have a strong aroma at first, but it loses it with the days. We love it!