All of the toys are made from wooden pieces from the local craft store. I painted each piece using milk paint and sealed them with a glossy polyurethane. Milk paint was a bit tricky to get use to as you are mixing the paint from powder. Once you get the hang of it though you will be hooked. The colors are very basic with a primitive feel.
To learn more about milk paint, click here.
As for the polyurethane, I used it basically out of convenience. I knew that I would not oil the pieces often enough to keep the color of the toys from bleeding. The polyurethane did the trick. I wish I could find a healthier alternative that did not require more than a one time application. I just do not know of any.
If you have any ideas, please share.
I plan to reuse a basket from our home to store his newly finished treasures. The basket will contain:
- & eggs
J is sure to have a blast counting, patterning, sorting, and going math crazy with these little gems. Now, if Daddy will make us a gnome home we will be set.