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
Our big and beautiful Ostheimer Hippopotamus with Open Mouth is a wondrous beast. With layers of soft grey washed over the pinkish natural timber underneath, the hippo stands proudly showing us her teeth - just in case you come too near to her baby.
This gorgeous, handcrafted timber toy is a lovely small world play accessory in a child's bedroom or playroom. Our hippopotamus stands tall at 10cm high and her natural wooden body feels beautiful in the hand.
All Ostheimer Wooden Animal 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 figurine 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 animal is perfectly unique.