Unique and quirky little TREE CREATURES. These guys are a bunch of critters that live in the trees and hang about with their buddies The TREE PEOPLE.
Each one is special and not like another. Perfectly imperfect...Just like nature intended. Designed to allow your child's imagination determine what each creature is.
Each TREE CREATURE is handmade and ranges in size from 5-8cm long and approx 5-7cm wide.
Branches are collected from salvaged wood that was destined for the tip or green waste. Steve and I save the branches and then lovingly turn them into the products you see within out store. Our mission is to connect little learners with nature and a sustainable future by creating toys and resources that are made and inspired by nature.
Each set of Tree People will be unique to you. No two tree people are ever the same, as they each vary in their own character, size, shape and colour.
Parental supervision is required at all times. Please check your items before use and discard if they show any signs of damage. Not suitable for children under the age of 36 months or those who still put things in their mouths.
Please allow up to 2 weeks to hand craft these funny people.
Larger sets also available upon request.
Not included are other products shown with the Rainbow Tree People.
All our products are designed and made with children’s safety in mind and made to meet AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS AS/NZS 8124.
Please read all product descriptions and care instructions carefully to ensure you are purchasing and using each item for its intended purpose so as to not damage the product or more importantly, put your child’s safety at risk. We have done our best to make these terms clear in each description and cannot be held responsible should an item be misused or the information provided be ignored.
All products are intended and designed for children above the age of 36 months Some products may pose a choking hazard and it is not recommended that children who still put objects in their mouth have access to our toys unless fully supervised.
Parental supervision is required at all times. Please check your items before use and discard if they show any signs of damage.
All products that are coloured have been done so using non toxic food grade dyes, and some products are finished with a natural beeswax and coconut oil, or natural Tung Oil.
We have had independent safety and non toxic testing completed for our products to ensure that your little ones will be safe whilst having fun.
Care and Cleaning
Keep it natural
You want to use a gentle cleanser on wooden toys. Anything from a simple vinegar and water solution (1 part vinegar to 10 parts water), a mild, environmentally friendly dish soap, and some warm water, or your favorite non-toxic multi-purpose cleaner, diluted with water, will work well. You don’t want to use bleach or harsh chemicals as it can dry-out the wood.
Be careful when cleaning any dyed toys as some excess dye may come off onto the cloth. It will not affect the toy but toys that are dyed are not designed to be submerged in water.
You never want to soak wooden toys, as wood is very porous. The shape of the toy can change and warp with too much moisture and if the toy doesn’t dry completely, more germs and bacterial will want to hang out. If the wood swells, it can cause the wood to crack or damage any dye or finish on the surface of the toy. Using a wet washcloth to clean will keep the wood from getting too drenched.
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Cleaning wood toys can happen in three easy steps. Spray the toys with a gently cleaner of choice, gently wipe down with a sponge or washcloth and a bit of warm water, then allow the toys to air dry. Putting them in the sun will help kill even more germs and speed up the drying process.
Vinegar does the trick again! Create a more concentrated mixture of vinegar and water. You can use a 1:1 ratio for stains. Spray the stain and scrub it with a sponge. Putting it in the sun to dry will also help “bleach” out the stain. If it’s a really tough stain, you can use a little sand-paper to buff it out. This is not recommended for dyed timber products. You will need to re-coat your wooden products with a natural oil protective rub after cleaning with vinegar.
Replenish the moisture
Every once and a while you will want to moisturise wooden toys, just as you would your cutting boards, butcher blocks, or wooden utensils. We use a beeswax balm made from natural beeswax and coconut oil and its a great non-toxic option. You only need a washcloth or rag for easy application.
** CHRISTMAS CUT OFF Dates **
Australia - 8th December 2021
International - 20th November 2021
Shipping is a flat $10.95 AUD for most parcels.
For larger boxes and heavy parcels shipping is $15.95
We package all of our parcels using compostable satchels or recycled cardboard boxes, along with butchers paper, recycled shredded paper, biodegradable tape and biodegradable bubble wrap
We use Australia Post or Fastway/Aramex depending on the location of the delivery.
We now ship worldwide!
We have shipping rates automatically calculated for Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, USA and UK. Rates are based on weight and are displayed at checkout.
For the remainder of the world, we will check the best rate we have access to via the several shipping companies we use including DHL Express and Aramex.
Shipping to New Zealand has some restrictions and we cannot ship bark products. If you are from NZ and need any clarity, please contact us.
Dispatch and Timeframes
We aim to have all of our products in stock - but as we are a handmade toy company there are times we might need to quickly pop into the workshop and make your product.
Majority of the time ( unless we're swamped after a big launch or sale) we will have your order packed and off with our courier within a few days.
All orders placed will be dispatched within two weeks however we do endeavour to dispatch earlier. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number as soon as your order is dispatched.
All our prices are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
We're Plastic Free
All packaging is plastic free. We use recycled paper, compostable bags, brown paper, jute string and card board boxes... and we love it when you re-use those for something useful! You might even be one of the lucky ones and receive part of our local newspaper after we have read it
Each product in our shop is unique
Because, the materials have each been hand selected, collected, or cut. Each design is created by my over active creative mind, then it’s my hands that draw, cut, slice, sand, paint and finish each piece.
Unique and different
No two pieces are ever the same, each unique in their own natural way. Each piece will have its own special wood grain, colours and characteristics. It may look slightly different from the picture shown but that's what makes it special to you.
Made from natural materials
I love the raw beauty of nature, and that’s where I draw my inspiration from. It’s where I source my materials. It’s where I collect nature’s treasures and is often where I am when a new idea pops up! Nature is perfectly imperfect, and so are my products... so am I!
Sustainably minded and open ended
I believe children’s connection to nature will engage their desire for a sustainable future. I want my children to see the beauty in the natural world, and not in the shiny plastic throw away convenience focused society... I believe open ended, nature based toys and resources that inspire is one way I can help.
Limited quantity and durability
I will never be a mass toy producer. As to do that means my hands and personal touch can’t be involved in each product produced. The beauty in that, is there won’t be hundreds on my pieces out there... but they will be passed down between children and when it’s their time, they will naturally break down and leave no mark on our earth. 🌍