The Oompa Minute
Grimm's Spiel und Holz has created a completely unique and fresh line of toys that exude originality, craftsmanship, and quality. Sustainably harvested European wood is handcrafted into fantastic creations that burst with amazing color from non-toxic water-based dyes.
We are thrilled to welcome Challenge & Fun Labyrinth Balance Boards to our wooden toys product line. Made in the USA, this heirloom quality toy was designed to develop coordination, strength, balance, and concentration and withstand generations of rough and tumble play.
Looking for toys that will allow your little one to express their creativity and imagination all while learning important skills like vocabulary building, basic math, and social etiquette? Consider adding a play kitchen and play food to your toy assortment.
Oompa is thrilled to add a new line of beautiful shadow puppets by Moulin Roty. Available in several styles including Castle, Dinosaur, Circus, and Paris themes, our Shadow Puppets make a thoughtful, unique, and simply charming gift — and they are affordable to boot!
The beauty of Bilibo lies in its simplicity. With no directions or batteries, this toy is fueled solely by imagination. Providing inspiration year-round both indoors and outdoors, a Bilibo can serve as a sled, spinning seat, bucket, doll cradle, water toy, and so much more!
One of our most eco-friendly brands at Oompa is Green Toys. Based in California, Green Toys makes their entire line out of recycled milk jugs. We love domestic manufacturing as it reduces energy costs associated with transportation and provides jobs for American workers. Even the packaging is uber eco-frinedly – each toy arrives in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and best of all the packaging is 100% recyclable. Each toy is PVC, phthalate, and BPA free and meets or exceeds US safety standards.
Check out this great video from the founders of Green Toys!
- A sixty-foot tree takes 60 YEARS to replace. A sixty-foot bamboo takes 59 DAYS to replace.
- Bamboo is not a wood, it is a GRASS!
- When bamboo is cut, the roots remain intact and new shoots will quickly grow from these roots.
- Pesticides are not required to grow bamboo.
- Bamboo has been shown to have higher tensile strength than man alloys of STEEL.
- Bamboo has been shown to have higher compressive strength than many mixtures of CONCRETE.
- The very dense fibers in each bamboo plant allow for EXTREME FLEXIBILITY and prevent it from snapping when bent.
- Bamboo is a NUTRITIOUS food source for both humans and animals.
- Over one BILLION people in the world live in bamboo houses.
- A grove of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent grove of trees. Because of this, planting bamboo is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming!
Wowza! Not only is bamboo great for the earth, but its uses seem endless! Bamboo toys are a great choice for eco-friendly families. This fast-growing grass is as durable as it is safe for babies and toddlers. If you want to see beautiful bamboo wooden toys, don’t miss our collection by Hape Toys.