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40 Artisan Toys

From Tree Bark Teddies to Modular Creature Toys

— August 29, 2014 — Life-Stages
The majority of toys are bought from big box retailers, but we're seeing a shift to the ways of yesteryear with these artisan toys that put a strong focus on moving away from harsh designs and plastic-heavy compositions. While the label artisan toys might conjure notions of homemade or handcrafted, we're seeing more niche toy brands popping up that may or may not boast these characteristics. At the forefront, we're seeing designs that move away from trademarked images to ones that are more rustic and traditional in aesthetic.

Modern parents are more concerned with what children are playing and interacting with today more than ever, which has prompted a shift towards artisan toys that place things like craftsmanship as a top priority.
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Hi-Tech Block Toys
Hi-Tech Block Toys
TinkerBots Are the Next Generation of Building Block Toys
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39
Petri Dish-Inspired Jigsaws
Petri Dish-Inspired Jigsaws
The Radial Puzzle is Inspired by Organic Crystal Growth Patterns
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38
Custom Plush Toys
Custom Plush Toys
These Customized Dolls are Made From your Little One's Artwork
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37
Building Block Love Rockets
Building Block Love Rockets
The Valentine LEGO Heart Spaceship is Romantically Themed
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36
Historical Pillow Dolls
Historical Pillow Dolls
Get Your Kids to Play with History with These Stuffy Historical Figures
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35
Fruit-Shaped Doll Houses
Fruit-Shaped Doll Houses
These Apple and Pear House Designs from Rock and Pebble are Imaginative
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34
Homemade Building Block Machines
Homemade Building Block Machines
The Akayuki Ball Contraption is a Technical Toy Triumph
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33
Plant-Based Baby Teethers
Plant-Based Baby Teethers
These Baby Teether Designs Are Made from All Natural Starches
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Customizable Plush Toys
Customizable Plush Toys
The Mixed Animals by Huzi is Made Up of Interchangeable Parts
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Curious Upcycled Characters
Curious Upcycled Characters
The Amy Arnold 'Peepwool' Collection is Entirely Eco-Friendly
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Cartoon-Inspired Charity Dolls
Cartoon-Inspired Charity Dolls
The Lanvin Christmas Doll Collection is for a Good Cause
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29
Personalized Matryoshka Novelties
Personalized Matryoshka Novelties
This Nesting Doll Puzzle by Manzanitakids is Culturally Modern
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28
Typographic Spinning Toys
Typographic Spinning Toys
Sugar For All Created These Toy Dreidels Adorned with Type
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27
Organic Baby Toys
Organic Baby Toys
This Tool Play Set is Fun and Safe for Your Young Ones
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26
Denim Sports Equipment
Denim Sports Equipment
Loomstate Denim Soccer Balls are Kid-Sized and Earth-Friendly
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25
Tree Bark Teddies
Tree Bark Teddies
The Giving Bear is a Sustainable Stuffed Animal That Sweetly Invites a Squeeze
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24
Handmade Plush Mobiles
Handmade Plush Mobiles
KLT Works Creates Eco-Friendly Artistic Nursery Decor
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23
Hand-Made Undead Dolls
Hand-Made Undead Dolls
These Zombie Dolls Come with Removable Guts
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22
Creepy Children's Cuddlers (UPDATE)
Creepy Children's Cuddlers (UPDATE)
The ‘WHAM BLAM BLAMO' Line of Toys is Endear
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21
Adorable Faux Taxidermy
Adorable Faux Taxidermy
Etsy's Gills Pop Art Emporium Creates Stuffed Animal Wall Decor
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20
Timber Toy Bricks
Timber Toy Bricks
The Mokurokku Wooden LEGO Set Puts Natural Materials Back into Your Hands
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19
Cute Crocheted Cartoon Characters
Cute Crocheted Cartoon Characters
These Adorable Crocheted Dolls Feature Your Favourite Characters
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18
Automatic Rubber Band Weapons
Automatic Rubber Band Weapons
Destroy the Competition with the Rubber Band Machine Gun
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17
Blue Collar Chess Sets
Blue Collar Chess Sets
The Tool Chess is Rugged Yet Gorgeous
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16
Emotion-Teaching Playthings
Emotion-Teaching Playthings
Plan Toys' Build-A-Robot Targets Children with Autism
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15
Timber Pop Culture Toys
Timber Pop Culture Toys
The Amanda Visell Wooden Idols are Crafty Versions of Childhood Characters
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14
Antlered Animal Assemblages
Antlered Animal Assemblages
Artist David Budzik Creates One of a Kind Animal Wood Toys
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13
Organic Handmade Rattles
Organic Handmade Rattles
'Noli Noli' Uses Beeswax and Shea Butter for Natural Fun
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12
Great Ape Wooden Toys
Great Ape Wooden Toys
The Hanno the Gorilla Toy is Expertly Crafted
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11
Reclaimed Wool Plushies
Reclaimed Wool Plushies
These 'Cate & Levi' Stuffed Animals are One-Of-A-Kind
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10
Luxurious Glass Chess Sets
Luxurious Glass Chess Sets
This Glass Chess Set Epitomizes Luxury with Handcrafted Design
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9
Notched Block Toys
Notched Block Toys
The Totems Series One by Dino Sanchez is Made for All Ages
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8
Chic Contemporary Doll Houses
Chic Contemporary Doll Houses
Dolls Villa Pimps Out Toy Homes
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7
Wooden Toy Homes
Wooden Toy Homes
The 'Wedge House' and the 'Circle House' by Modern Playhouse
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6
Porky Wooden Penny Savers
Porky Wooden Penny Savers
The Twiggy Piggy Bank is Expertly Crafted from Timber and Leather
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5
Stackable Wooden Toys
Stackable Wooden Toys
The Organic Nimble Nester Stacking Arches are Satin Smooth
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4
Eerily Charming Recycled Dolls
Eerily Charming Recycled Dolls
These Handmade Dolls are Both Curious-Looking and Cute
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3
Handcrafted Modern Slingshots
Handcrafted Modern Slingshots
This Wooden Slingshot Brings High Class Style to the Old School Toy
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2
Modular Creature Toys
Modular Creature Toys
The Creative Wooden Creature Wooden Toy Kit Makes Real & Imagined Animals
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1
Chromatic Rocker Toys
Chromatic Rocker Toys
The DIY Rainbow Rocker is a Great Way to Get Little Tots Active
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