Pastel Toys

Pastel Toys

Carrie McBride
Jul 30, 2007

Is "modern pastel" an oxymoron? We don't think so. Pastel Toys are simple, wooden and classic. They are handmade by developmentally disabled adults striving for independence in a non-profit kibbutz community in Israel. Each toy rececives individual attention with hand-sanding and hand-painting in pastel colors with milk-based paint.

The collection is mainly a menagerie of animals on wheels including dinosaurs, elephants, and giraffes. There are also several modes of transportation - cars, buses, trucks, and trains.

We especially like this combination of push toy (which also serves as a walker) and building blocks.

In addition to toys, the community now makes wooden walk hooks with animal faces.

Pastel Toys are available through several online retailers including EgiggleThe Silly Wagon. A Pastel Toys line of children's furniture can be seen on their website, but we have not found a distributor for it.

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