164 Eclectic Kids Toys
When thinking about what kind of eclectic toy to buy for a child, it's important to consider the age and personality of the child. When children play, they're learning how to interact with others, define themselves, and learn new skills. It's important to put materials in front of them that encourage this process. More
Give the kids these twig colored pencils along with a pad of paper at each place setting, and let the doodling begin. Leave a fill-in-the-blank note that says, "I'm thankful for..." for each kid to fill out.
I love it when my children play with puzzles; they're so wonderful for building problem-solving skills. These mushrooms are totally cool.
These sushi baby costumes are good enough to eat at a costume party. The wasabi/ginger headband accent is the sweetest part of this ensemble. I'll take them all.
Decorate your nursery shelves with enchanting, homemade keepsakes like these spring rabbits handcrafted from vintage Pendleton wool.
These printed kitties are absolutely adorable. Again, another thing I wouldn't mind cleaning off the floor. It'd be fun to get an entire animal collection going for encouraging imaginary play.
I love when a designer uses an unexpected material. Astroturf on a piggy bank certainly fits the bill.
Artists specializing in block-print textiles first carve intricate motifs into wood blocks such as these to create their beautifully patterned textiles. We found the wooden blocks themselves so captivating we fashioned them to serve as handy yet artful hooks for towels or coats. 2.25"W x 1.5"D x 8"H
Vintage toy iron and ironing board.Scaled replica of the real thing to fit a child. Iron measures: 3" Wide x 3" Deep x 5.5" High. Ironing Board has pink painted metal board surface.
This hand-knitted plush creature is a great way to add traditional pink to a girl's room without losing the eclectic individuality you're going for. Soft and fun to play with, this cutie even has knit eyes--so no small pieces. And she has the best smile.
A really cool vintage rubber printing set by The Superior Type Company, Chicago IL. It has the mini rubber letters, but missing is the original ink pad. I believe this is circa late 1930s. The box itself is a wonderful display in a child's room or library in its red and yellow colors and graphics.
This Gretel is a funky take on the classic fairy tale girl. Soft and hand-knitted, she will provide a soft cuddle for your child as well as color and whim for the space itself.
Let the kid in you howl with this cute plush dog. Long tendrils of salvaged newspaper create a great coat for this Hungarian herder. The most memorable guest room I ever entered had classic pristine accommodations and an extremely unexpected and slightly strange bed fellow. Give it to a loved one...
Newsy Puli Dog
This little sweet tooth tin does double duty: it's a chocolate Valentine's Day treat holder, and it's the perfect place for the kiddo's next lost tooth.
Sweet Tooth Box
I think adding in some unusual, international food play sets is essential. This dim sum felt set is so fun and could be a great way to get a child ready for a night out.
This guy is a wonderful way to add whimsy to a crib or child's bed. As soft as he is strange, Watson will become a great bedfellow as well as tag-along.
I’d place this on top of a pile of books, laying flat with the spines facing up, in a viking-themed nursery. When baby grows old enough to play dress-up, this helmet will be ready and waiting for imaginary adventures!
Child Viking Helmet
Collect globes? What a fun conversation starter and way to get kids excited about geography and science! This kid-friendly globe disguises itself really well as a unique addition to a grownup home.
These crayon letters are made with non-toxic crayons mixed with soy wax, giving them a smooth and creamy texture. Pick seven letters for $8.75 and spell out your kids' names. Each set comes in a natural cotton bag.
The P'kolino Book Storage Buggee doubles as a book holder and a pull toy for toddlers and preschoolers.
A modern tree puzzle like this would be great to make with the kids. I love how textural the patterns are.
Really take time to enjoy your surroundings; help the kiddos find birds, bunnies and squirrels, or maybe just spy on the neighbors.
A beautiful vintage 1960s child's rocking horse is perfect for a baby shower gift, or simply displayed as an objet d'art in a living room.
Perhaps a full-on picnic sounds like too much work? Younger kiddos will be just as happy with a teapot full of water and this friendly tea set out on your deck.
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