Grapat – Wood Coloured Bowls and Marbles with Tongs

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The Grapat Wood Coloured Bowls & Marbles with Tongs set contains 6 bowls, 36 marbles, tongs and a cloth bag.

This material allows for the development of logical-mathematical thinking and motor skills. The use of the tongs is a good resource to improve concentration and to control fine motor skills. This versatile material will promote a broad variety of proposals like the symbolic game. 6 bowls ideal to classify little treasures that children want to keep, and huge variety of loose parts

Recommended age 3+

GRAPAT provides material without instructions, open-ended and autonomous play. Their only premise is to let children play, slowly, without time limits. Grapat hand crafts materials that encourage, invite and stimulate the creation of invented little worlds. Grapat 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 nature and many children nearby that inspire the makers daily.

The wood we use comes from sustainable forests. Grapat uses beech and birch. Wood is the source that inspires us daily. It is robust, soft and hard, it is warm, it sounds good and it smells good.

The dyes are based on water and non-toxic that comply with the European safety regulations of the Toy EN / 71-3: 2014 + A1: 2014 / 2013. Working with dyes and not with acrylic paints allows Grapat to continue having contact with the wood. The dye does not jump from the wood when it falls to the ground or when time passes because it penetrates deep inside the piece. Sometimes it can happen that by an excess of pigments some piece loses some colour when coming in contact with the saliva, no problem, they are absolutely safe and non-toxic.

Grapat workshop is located in the countryside, and being close to nature can make some tones and colours have variations. Depending on the humidity or if there is wind the dye can impregnate one way or another in the wood. The finishes are made with waxes and oils of vegetable origin. The oils can have a strong aroma at first, but it loses it with the days. We love it!

Each piece that passes through Grapats hands is unique. Each one is painted by hand. And since from Grapat we defend the value of nature, we accept imperfection. It is beautiful and makes the material even more valuable. The cloth bags that are included in some of the products come from big companies that discard material when they have a small defect. As Grapat produces the bags by hand they can take advantage of them by removing those defects and giving them a second life. The fabrics vary and do not match with the photos of the products.

Care Instructions: If you clean Grapat wood products only use a damp cloth. Do not submerge in water and do not use disinfectant or hot water.


2 reviews for Grapat – Wood Coloured Bowls and Marbles with Tongs

  1. ciarrarosemae (verified owner)

    These are absolutely perfect for my three year old to work on sorting objects by their color! He also loves to use the bowls upside down to pretend that he is making the marbles disappear!

  2. Rachel Cheuk (verified owner)

    My two-year-old daughter was drawn to these right away when we were taking them out of the box. The tongs took some practice for her to be able to use them and still require her to focus and concentrate while using them. She continues to pull them out and will sit for 30 + minutes sorting them and using the tongs on her own. The carrying bag that they fit in is soundly constructed and perfect for storing all the pieces. The colors and quality of these pieces are amazing and seem like they will hold up with the test of time. We have also loved using the marbles with marble runs we have created. As expected the marbles are small and a potential choking risk but with supervision perfectly fine for a non-mouthing two-year-old even though this item is recommended for 3+. I would highly recommend this item to a friend.

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