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Luke's Toy Factory

Luke’s Toy Factory designs and manufactures Eco Friendly Toys, right here in the USA!

We use innovative, safe, green and sustainable materials to make fun, safe, educational toys for children ages 3 and up.

All toys are designed, manufactured and assembled in Connecticut.

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This is the Tipper Truck. It’s made from 30% sawdust and 70% safe, certified, clean plastic. No paint or glue. And battery free. This is a 4 piece toy that’s very entertaining! It rolls smoothly and has safe, smooth edges. The truck is quality built and unique in design. For all that this truck has to offer, we give it a 100% score! Luke’s Toy Factory has several other truck designs (the truck pieces are interchangeable). This is the kind of toy that I’d like to see in stores because it’s made in the US, it’s eco, and because it’s fun. Come on readers, check this out !

 

Luke’s Toy Factory provided the Tipper Truck to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Perfect for the garden, and also fun at the beach, the Green Toys™ Watering Can is a classic set that encourages kids to help take care of the world around them. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, the Watering Can features an easy-to-pour spout and cotton rope carrying handle, making it frustration-free for little gardeners. The set, which includes a rake and shovel, is great for spending time together outside, and kids will love helping and playing alongside the grownups to watch their garden grow. And…it’s even fun in the tub!

 

My Review:

This toy is made from recycled milk containers. SAFE being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free.

Comes securely packaged in an all cardboard box with No unnecessary plastic waste.(love this!)

NO batteries needed. Recommended for ages 18 months +, my 2 year old reviewer enjoyed this watering can, rake, and shovel. Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges. I like the look of the rope handle. It works fine; as you can tell from the pic,  it is only meant to hold a small amount of water. (kinda wish we could get a little more watering from it)

I recommend shopping Green Toys for safe, fun, and educational toys.

I received a Green Toys® Watering Can to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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AquaPlay is the original water canal system from Sweden and was developed 1977. Now as ever children of all ages love playing with water. There are plenty of things for small discoverers to learn; the concept of floating and sinking, what makes a pump work, building and construction.

Today AquaPlay canal systems are distributed in more than 40 countries and delight children from 3-6 years all over the world. Both parents and educators appreciate the award-winning toy system as a representative of high-value, quality and educational play with water.

It is a modular system that provides endless opportunities for expansion and rebuilding. The wide range of accessories also helps to stimulate children’s imagination. The AquaPlay canal systems can be handed down from older to younger children, providing years and years of fun and laughter.

The AquaPlay canal systems are produced in Burghaslach, Germany and made of non-toxic, recyclable plastic.
The packaging is easy to recycle and we are constantly working on making the AquaPlay products as environmentally friendly as possible. All our products are carefully tested after the latest standards
EN:71 and ASTM. The CE-mark and the secure three-year warranty is a clear sign of quality.

Smoby AquaPlay Mega Lock Box

My review of the Mega LockBox:

The video links ⇩ pretty much sums up how wonderful this educational toy is!

How to sluice your AuqaPlay boat through the lock

Quality made of non-toxic plastic. No batteries. First time assembly requires rubber seal strips to go in the grooves of the red connector pieces. During play, I haven’t had any leaking from the seal strips yet. I couldn’t say how they will perform after repeated use, but the red connectors and the rubber seals can be purchased separately. Set is expandable and can be used multiple ways.

This is an outdoor toy and a flat surface is needed for it to work- to keep the water level even- especially for a large set. For this reason, we played on the porch. I’d like to come up with a board or something easy to keep it on instead of completely taking it apart to store. Article size when assembled: 152x162x22 cm

AquaPlay sets are a COOL toy for a HOT summer day. I might find other uses with it indoors without water but haven’t explored that yet.

AquaPlay provided a Mega LockBox to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Two Bros Bows

Hand crafted toy bows and arrows

Two Bros Bows products are individually made, hand crafted, high quality bows, arrows and quiver bags. They are assembled in the US and whenever possible the materials are also US made.

Duncan and Hayden are the real boys behind the Two Bros Bows logo and their motto has always been “Work hard, Play hard”. At the ages of 10 and 7 these two young brothers started their own company. Now selling nationwide, they put a percentage of each sale into their education fund. The boys encourage all to aim high and follow your dreams.

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archery is for everyone.

it’s an ancient sport that’s a FUN pastime today.

Review of a Two Bros Bows archery set:

The design of this archery set is pretty simple and “aimed” at being safe. The arrow is a dowel rod with the arrow head being a fabric covered foam ball. There are several fabric choices available for bows, arrows, and quiver bags. Recommended for ages 6+, they are easy to shoot and go really far.

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A kid-friendly bow and arrow set that was invented by kids

Made in the USA!

Two Bros Bows, LLC, Cornelius, NC 28031

http://twobrosbows.com/

 

Notes From Dawn received an archery set from TWO BROS BOWS in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Wonya Wood

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 handmade fencing – the kind for little toy animals – that is heirloom quality

I’d like to thank Mark Peachy for allowing me to review and share his fences here on the blog. It is truly a find as you won’t get anything comparable in retail stores. The fence has 11 sections that each measure 10″ for a total length just over 8′. (height is a bit over 3″) The fence easily folds into a rectangle block for compact storage.

Each fence section is joined by wooden dowels and the flexible sections bend (both ways) into whatever shape you want. Round like a corral or partitioned off different ways. And the most important part is that it WORKS. This fence stands easily on its own. Even on carpet.

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Made from reclaimed maple. Natural wood with no coatings. Good craftsmanship resulting in a sturdy and durable toy. It’s a simple design for unlimited playing opportunities (farm, zoo, Jurassic Park)

A little bit about Mark: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WonyaWood

I am a residential remodeler. I have always made things for our house and stuff for the kids. About two years ago I had a stroke that paralyzed my left side. I have recovered a lot of movement, but it still limits the remodeling that I can do. So I try to sell projects that I have made for the kids and that we enjoy. The fence is similar to what my amish grandfather had made for me. So I made some for my children and there cousins and the fences are enjoyed by all.

Wonya. My daughter Andrea could not pronounce her name correctly when she was young. It came out as Wonya. I thought it was cute and have always liked the name since, so that is where the business name came from.

Misc. information. This is a family owned/run business. I guess it would be consider a hobby turned into a business. One reason I have made items for our family (besides saving $) is usually the quality is much better than what you can get at Walmart or other discount stores.

Notes From Dawn received a  fence from Wonya Wood in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

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Eco-Gecko Logo

The Eco-friendly alternative to atrocious plastic utensils.

I’ve had the pleasure of using their wooden cutlery in our away-from-home lunches. What a treat! They are made of sustainable harvested birch wood and they are 100% natural with no coatings, waxes, or chemicals. They are very smooth and sturdy with no splintering or roughness.

I love that they are biodegradable, renewable, and sustainable. Definitely  more stylish than plastic. So, besides using them for casual outings, they would be a refined choice for a wedding reception, holiday party, or any other get-together when you need a disposable and want an up-scale look. Good for kids play kitchens, too.

Eco-Gecko’s wooden cutlery won’t leave footprints; just a lasting impression.

 

 

I received wooden cutlery from Eco-Gecko in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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Green Toys® Tool Set

No job is too big for the world’s most environmentally friendly tool kit! This awesome 15 piece set includes a tool box, phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, 2 two-hole connectors, 2 nails, 2 bolts, and 2 nuts. The Green Toys® Tool Kit turns work into Good Green Fun™!

Green Toys Tool Set - Good Green Fun™

My Review:

This toy is made from recycled milk containers. SAFE being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free.

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Comes securely packaged in an all cardboard box with No unnecessary plastic waste.(love this!)

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NO batteries needed. This tool set is recommended for ages 2 and up. My 14 month reviewer showed interest in this toy and it looks like it’s going to be a fun way to develop his imagination and fine motor skills. Sturdy plastic that’s surprisingly lightweight. No sharp edges.

Usefulness – There are twelve screw holes on the tool box but only two screws. I’m needy and want a few more. Also, I don’t like the design of the nails. Dad’s opinion is that they look like concrete form pins. But really, only someone with previous experience in the poured wall business would say so.

I recommend shopping Green Toys for safe, fun, and educational toys. 

I received a Green Toys® Tool Set to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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