Ok these guys make toys that light up…but have no batteries. Your preschooler puts the little guy in the car, pushes him around the house thereby getting out some of that crazy bouncing kid energy, the little guy charges, and much to your child’s delight and amazement, the little guy glows. It’s a toy and a science experiment all in one! I saw one of these toys at this super cool little baby store in Los Angeles and have been in love with Sprig Toys ever since. When Sprig offered to send me toys to review, I nearly fell out of my desk chair in excitement. Ok, I stalked them on Twitter. But still, they offered.
My wee little bean loves playing with these absolutely unique toys. She calls the bee and the butterfly her “guys.” Watch the video to see. It’s darned cute, if I do say so myself.
I had a moment in the video where I smelled the toys (as they instruct you to do on the box: “Made with recycled Sprigwood. Smell Me!”) and said “They smell like shop class.” And then I thought, that might not be exactly the image that Sprig wants out there so I edited it out. Even though I meant in the best, sawdusty, wood-filled sense of the description. Then I saw that on the Sprig site, they themselves say “Smell the wood-shop scent” and I felt validated.
These visionary toy designers started Sprig toys out of the desire to change the negative impact most toy-making has on our environment, create toys that are safe for our children, and get kids out of their chairs, up on their feet and playing again. As far as I’m concerned, they have totally succeeded.
I could write a lot about this company, but I can’t say it better than they do. Go to their website to read more. Let me just say that Sprig Toys are made from “Sprigwood”, a child-safe material composed of reclaimed plastic and recycled wood, they contain NO decorative paint (NONE AT ALL!), they light up without the use of batteries, they come in very minimal cardboard packaging, and they are super cute and totally unique. Oh yeah, and they come with flower seeds. IN the packages. That your kids can plant with you. Watch the video above to see the Sprig Hollow Bee and Butterfly Set in action. I love this company.
Now tell me you don’t want to try these toys… Guess what? You can! Thanks to the amazing folks at Sprig Toys, one lucky Babies Gotta Have It reader is going to win the “Dunebug’s Sand Truck Playset” from the Sprig Hollow Collection.
To Enter the Sprig Toys Giveaway:
- Take a swing by Sprig Toys and check out their products. Then, leave a comment on the post letting me know which one of their toys or toy sets (Aside from the Dunebug Set) is your favorite and what you love about it. Entering is that easy!
***Want an extra chances to win? Do any of the below and leave me additional comments letting me know you did! Make sure you include your email address with your entry. Maximum of three entries per person!
- Follow me on twitter (click the birdy button on the left to do so easily)
- Blog this giveaway (send me the url so I can enjoy your post!)
- Twitter this giveaway (include @BabiesGottaHavT and this post’s link in your tweet)
- Subscribe to my blog using the button on the left
- Email a friend about the giveaway and cc me in the message at firstname.lastname@example.org (I promise I will not spam you or your friends – cross my heart)
Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Giveaway begins on Monday March 16th and ends on Tuesday March 24th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. On Wednesday March 25th Random.org will select a winner, and I’ll email you and announce it immediately. After my baby called Larry the Cable guy last time during the drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. Random.org is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my baby, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering!
Update! And the winner is:
Congratulations Mommy Daisy! Check out her blog! I’ll be emailing you immediately for your shipping address and I’ll get your Sprig Toys set out to you very soon.
And for everyone who loves Sprig Toys…Sprig Toys is sponsoring a very special Earth Day Giveaway in which I’ll be giving away ELEVEN of their new Sprig Hollow Toys! So check back very soon!