Created using natural hardwood, such as maple, elm, or ash
Hand-painted with plant-based watercolors that are non-toxic and child-safe
Finished with walnut oil
For ages 3yo and above
The Ostheimer Gretel wooden figurine is looking happy - for now! Let's hope she's not enticed into a beautiful gingerbread house by a tricky witch. Gretel has blonde hair and wears a green dress.
All Ostheimer Wooden Toys are traced by hand in Germany onto natural, native hardwood (maple, elm, or ash), before being cut and sanded and then finished off by hand with up to six coats of non-toxic, water-soluble, transparent colour that is designed to show the beautiful woodgrain beneath. The soft edges of each toy are a hallmark of Ostheimer and what makes them just so lovely to play with. All Ostheimer toys meet the European and international safety standards and the European NORM EN 71 for toys.
As each Ostheimer wooden toy is created and finished by hand, they vary slightly in terms of shape, colouring, and the amount of woodgrain or knots showing through the colouring. Each piece is perfectly unique.