The Grapat Rainbow Nins Tomten include six enchanting wooden dolls in all three primary (yellow, red and blue) and secondary (orange, purple and green) colours. Tomten (sing. Tomte) are mythological little spirits from the Swedish folklore. According to legends, they are solitary, mischievous but also responsible for protection of a farmstead and its buildings. Casiana and Jordi, the founders of Grapat Wooden Toys, put a little twist on the new Nins Tomten and created them in rainbow colours in contrast to the original Grapat Nins Tomten who wear traditional red hats. Children are not only drawn to the cute shape of the Tomten but also to their vibrant rainbow colours. Tomten can be used alone or in combination with other toys and are great for small world play and role play scenarios. Their simple design encourages imagination and allows children to create their own stories without being influenced by gender specific or facial details.
This Grapat Rainbow Nins Tomten includes 6 Rainbow Tomten
The dyes are based on water and non-toxic: they allow the grain of the wood to show through, bringing children into closer contact with nature. The finishes are made with waxes and oils of vegetable origin. The oils can have a strong aroma at first, but it loses it within a few days. Each piece is unique, each one is painted by hand. And natural imperfections are recognized as being part of the natural wood: it is beautiful and makes the material even more valuable.
For care or cleaning of the parts, wipe with a damp cloth and dry immediately.
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.
Joguines Grapat is a small, family run workshop from Spain, producing rainbow-colored toys in wood to fascinate children of all ages. Using wood (mostly beech and birch) from sustainable forests, along with water-based, non-toxic dyes and vegetable oils, Grapat makes toys that are not just fun, but safe and responsible.