Behind Manila Wooden Toys are mothers who understand the needs of children. Small toys and activities are atertainment can be lessened by providing more engaging materials to work with on-the-go - coloring books, crayons, small picture books, small animals, games, and other what nots - variety is crucial as young minds are short and finicky! With this in mind, we thought of shrinking our most loved Classic 12-Arc so kids can build, create, and imagine, sans the bulk and weight of a huge set.
Made of solid Gmelina hard wood, every arc is colored with a proprietary custom mixed Italian water-based, non-toxic stain, which renders a highly pigmented velvety finish absorbed by the wood substrate, making the stain chip-proof. To prevent color transfer, water-based sealant and topcoat were added to protect the wood and prolong its longevity. All materials used in this product have been tested according to the most stringent European Toy Safety Directive, and have been certified to be free of heavy metals, toxic elements and volatile organic compounds. Safe for even the youngest hands, but still not food grade, which means complete supervision is necessary for children who mouth heavily.
This set comes in 7 arcs with the 7 colors of the rainbow. Measures 6.5”x3.5”x1.5”, toy fits in the hands of a toddler, the palm of a grown man, and comes with its own canvass pouch. Texture and color may vary in different parts of the arcs as some grains are raised from the water based finish and wood uptake of stains differ depending on the wood grain. This gives the arcs its natural look and texture- some parts are smooth, some parts are grainy to touch. Since we are using stains that dont mask the natural attributes of wood, lighter areas may be seen due to differences in absorption of stain.