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42 Whimsical Wooden Toys

From Whittled Fantasy Figurines to Low-Tech Music Toys

— November 3, 2015 — Life-Stages
These whimsical wooden toys are perfect for children and adults alike. As technology becomes more accessible to a younger audience, toy manufacturers have begun adding high-tech features to their products. To combat the increasing number of high-tech toys on the market, many brands have gone back to using wood to make simple playthings.

One of the reasons that designers have returned to wood is because of its durability. High-tech products are highly fragile, which means they do not stand up to certain activities. Some of these durable wooden toys include sculpted timber cars, home-inspired building blocks and interlocking eco puzzles.

In addition to its durability, wooden toys are also aesthetically beautiful. Wood can be used to create minimalist and modern designs that can be proudly put on display. Some of these whimsical wooden toys include multifunctional robot characters, origami-inspired building blocks and low-tech musical instruments.
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Illusory 2D Blocks
Illusory 2D Blocks
These Paper-Bricks Make Impossible Escher-Esque Stacks That Remain Flat
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Sculpted Timber Toy Cars
Sculpted Timber Toy Cars
The Toby Concept Car is Made as Meticulously as a Musical Instrument
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Designer Turpentine Teddies
Designer Turpentine Teddies
The Latest Medicom Toy Bears are in Collaboration with Karimoku
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Deceptive Wooden Phone Toys
Deceptive Wooden Phone Toys
This Personalized Phone Toy Encourages Play Time over Screen Time
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Artisan Toy Cameras
Artisan Toy Cameras
Etsy's Wooden Cameras Resemble Real Photo-Taking Devices
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Empathy-Inducing Toys
Empathy-Inducing Toys
Twenty One Toys Mixes Empathy and Play to Show Educational Power in Toys
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Interactive Toddler Tales
Interactive Toddler Tales
Storybook Blocks Allows Children to Actively Play with Favorite Books
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Origami-Like Wooden Blocks
Origami-Like Wooden Blocks
Ghostcube by Erik Aberg Moves Fluidly From One Form to Another
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Whittled Fantasy Figurines
Whittled Fantasy Figurines
Artist Mick Minogue Carves and Hand Paints Game of Thrones Figurines
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Personalized Puzzle Stools
Personalized Puzzle Stools
One Step Ahead's Stools for Kids are Personalized by Name
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Dress-Up Wooden Dolls
Dress-Up Wooden Dolls
Rock & Pebbles Toys Are Simple and Easy to Customize
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Adventurous Nesting Dolls
Adventurous Nesting Dolls
These Adventure Time Toys are Re-Imagined Matryoshka Wooden Dools
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Typographic Spinning Toys
Typographic Spinning Toys
Sugar For All Created These Toy Dreidels Adorned with Type
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Stacking Wooden Toys
Stacking Wooden Toys
The Wandering Workshop Challenges Toddlers in a Stylish Nautical Way
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Stenciled Building Block Furniture
Stenciled Building Block Furniture
Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho's ROOM Collection is Playful
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Abstract Monster Decor
Abstract Monster Decor
These Stack and Scare Blocks from Anthropologie Make Building Fun
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Wooden Disney Princess Toys
Wooden Disney Princess Toys
Etry's Frozen Peg Dolls Celebrate the Animated Film
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Smart Wooden Dolls
Smart Wooden Dolls
Avakai by Vai Kai Brings Technology and Traditional Toys Together
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Compassion-Teaching Playthings
Compassion-Teaching Playthings
The Empathy Toy Instills an Important Emotion in Children
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Wooden Coloring Books
Wooden Coloring Books
A Little Book Lacking Color by Dylan Arceneaux is a Stylish Kids Activity
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Multifunctional Wooden Robots
Multifunctional Wooden Robots
These Decorative Robots Perform a Variety of Useful Tasks
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Interactive Children's Tables
Interactive Children's Tables
Land of Nod's Sand & Surf Table is Designed for Outdoor Play
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Whimsical Imagination Stations
Whimsical Imagination Stations
The Bibliotheque Furnishes Youngsters with Books and Blank Slates
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Gender-Neutral Dollhouses
Gender-Neutral Dollhouses
This Modular Dollhouse Collection Promotes Shared Play
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Catapulting Pencil Toys
Catapulting Pencil Toys
These Cleverly Fun Pencils Also Shoot Rubber Bands
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Artful Wooden Block Toys
Artful Wooden Block Toys
These Printed Cube Blocks from Etsy's Cabin and Moss Shop are VIbrant
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Wooden Robot Toys
Wooden Robot Toys
Loulou & Tummie Bridges the Gap Between Modern and Vintage Figurines
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Antlered Animal Assemblages
Antlered Animal Assemblages
Artist David Budzik Creates One of a Kind Animal Wood Toys
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Sustainable Toy Collections
Sustainable Toy Collections
Buchi's Wooden Toy Line Features Trains, Blocks and Furnishings
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Iconic Wooden Models
Iconic Wooden Models
These Riva Yacht Toy Boats are a Tribute to Five Classic Vehicles
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Interlocking Eco Toys
Interlocking Eco Toys
Tobo Toys' Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids Join with Other Track Playsets
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Mix-and-Match Wooden Toys
Mix-and-Match Wooden Toys
Designer Todd Borka Lets Children Create Different Characters
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Catapulting Wooden Toys
Catapulting Wooden Toys
The Trebuchette by E&M Labs Turns the Office into a Warzone
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Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Friendly Toys Creates Organic Options that Educate and Evoke Emotions
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Home-Inspired Building Blocks
Home-Inspired Building Blocks
Houses by Antonio Serrano Bulnes are 'Where Our Souls are Kept'
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Handcrafted Modern Slingshots
Handcrafted Modern Slingshots
This Wooden Slingshot Brings High Class Style to the Old School Toy
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Sophisticated Kids Toys
Sophisticated Kids Toys
The Wood and Aluminum Connect Four Game is a Work of Art
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Preschooler Programming Toys
Preschooler Programming Toys
The Primo Play Set Teaches Coding Before Reading
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Minimalist Handcrafted Toys
Minimalist Handcrafted Toys
The Collectible WOO Toys Represent Different Elements in Nature
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Lo-Tech Music Toys
Lo-Tech Music Toys
The Naef Gloggomobil Music Toy is Inspired by the Classic Barrel Organ
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Modular Creature Toys
Modular Creature Toys
The Creative Wooden Creature Wooden Toy Kit Makes Real & Imagined Animals
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Clever Key Holders
Clever Key Holders
Andre Rumann Allows People to Park Their Keys When at Home
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