At Heirloom Wooden Toys, they believe that children thrive when they play with simple, earth-friendly toys that inspire the imagination and spark long sessions of creative play. Natural toys are great for kids and for the environment. Providing natural toys to your kids is just one way you can help limit their exposure to toxic chemicals and let them develop their own sense of play at the same time. I chose to review their Cotton Loops Potholder Loom Kit.
“We are a family-owned business and we love what we do! We always felt good about giving our kids natural, simple toys that were designed to withstand years of active play. We’ve been able to hand many of them down to nieces and nephews, and if we’re lucky we’ll get to hand them down to grandchildren someday because they’re still going strong!”
Heirloom Toys has a huge selection of natural toys to choose from:
Art & Craft Kits
Handmade Toys & Furniture
The Learning Tower
Baby & Toddler Toys
Games & Puzzles
Dress Up Costumes
Playhouses & Lofts
Swings & Sandboxes
Music & Instruments
Theaters & Puppets
Rocking & Riding
Walkers & Wagons
Waiting Room Toys
Pretty amazing selection, right?! Of course, that made choosing an item to review quite difficult with so many great natural toy choices but I did end up choosing the Cotton Loops Potholder Loom Kit, which they call Potholder Loom Deluxe.
Cotton Loops Potholder Loom Kit
When I saw the Potholder Loom Deluxe, it brought me straight back to my own childhood and I remember how much I loved making the potholders and how proud I felt of my creations. I chose to get one for my daughter and I am very pleased to say that she loves it just as much as I did.
Creating something useful is such a marvelous feeling especially for a child who doesn’t get to do that as often as adults can. My daughter is 6 and she absolutely loves it. I showed her how to do the first one and then I did the edges for her while she watched. She did the second one 100% by herself and I couldn’t be more proud!
My 4 year old son can start the process but the weaving part is a little too tedious to hold his interest but he loves to watch my daughter do it. I honestly believe every child should get one of these looms because they are so fun, great for increasing hand eye coordination, planning skills, and they give such a sense of accomplishment. My kids and I love the Potholder Loom Deluxe!
My daughter just finished her 5th potholder and she uses some of them as doll (or kitten) blankets and we plan to have her give a few of her creations away for as DIY Christmas gifts to relatives. It really is lots of fun and keeps her entertained for long periods of time.
Cotton Potholder Loops
One thing I would like to mention about this potholder loom kit is that is really is deluxe in the sense that it has a nice sturdy metal frame and hook (as opposed to cheap plastic) and it has real cotton potholder loops. So many potholder loom kits have synthetic material loops these days and it is nice to see the cotton potholder loops both because they are a nice texture but also because then the creations can safely function as real potholders instead of melting with heat contact! I love real cotton potholder loops, don’t you?
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I was provided with the loom in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.