Best Natural Toys for Kids + Sarah’s Silks $100 Giveaway

The best natural toys for kids are the ones that encourage imaginative play. It’s also best if they’re made from natural materials. Here are a few of our favorite natural toys.

best natural toys for kids

I’ve always preferred toys made with natural materials. Not only are they beautiful, but they just feel good to play with.

Waldorf toys are some of our favorites, because they are so beautiful and they fulfill my requirements for natural toys.

Natural toys are like works of art to me, and I love to see them displayed in our home. They’re the toys that will be kept and passed down from one generation to the next.

Best Natural Toys for Kids

When I’m shopping for natural toys, I look for toys made with wood, silk, and wool.

I look for toys that encourage open-ended, imaginative play.

Some of my favorite natural toys for kids include wooden blocks, a wooden dollhouse, dolls, dress-up clothes, and playsilks.

Especially playsilks!

best natural toys for kids

Playsilks are some of the best natural toys for kids, because there are so many different ways to use them.

You can use them to build a fort, make a cape, or wrap up a favorite doll or stuffed animal.

With some imagination, a playsilk can become almost anything!

Sarah’s Silks Play Frame

Recently, Sarah from Sarah’s Silks sent us one of her beautiful Wooden Play Frames. When it arrived, I couldn’t wait to put it together (and it only took me a few minutes to assemble).

She also sent us a Fort Kit, which contains a Giant Silk Scape and four Wooden Play Clips.

The Fort Kit is just what you need to turn the Wooden Play Frame into the perfect hideaway for a child.

The Play Frame is a simple wooden frame that you can drape blankets or playsilks over to create a fort or a playhouse, a puppet theater, and more.

best natural toys for kids

There are several different ways you can drape the playsilk over the play frame. If you drape it over the top, it makes a cozy space for playing or reading.

My son has already spent hours in his fort! He especially loves to sit in it with our guinea pig, JoJo. They like to read books and eat snacks in their secret hideaway.

best natural toys for kids

JoJo likes the play fort too! If we drape blankets around all four sides, she likes to walk around and explore.

best natural toys for kids

If you set the Play Frame up differently (draping a playsilk over the front of it), it makes the perfect puppet theater.

best natural toys for kids

The Play Frame is easy to put together and it folds up compactly when you need to store it.

Sarah’s Silks Giveaway

In addition to the Play Frame and playsilks, Sarah’s Silks makes many other natural toys for kids, including adorable dress-up items and the Wavee Board.

best natural toys for kids

The Wavee Board is an heirloom-quality toy that can be used as a car track, bridge, balance beam, stepping stool, and more! It’s even strong enough for adults up to 200 pounds.

Today I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Sarah’s Silks to bring you a giveaway for a $100 Gift Certificate to Sarah’s Silks! Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below.

P.S. For my international friends, this giveaway is open to you also! A winner will be chosen at random and displayed on the form after the giveaway ends.

Don’t want to wait for the giveaway? Get 20% off with coupon code artfulhomemaking, or shop here and the code will be added to your cart!

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  1. Those silks look wonderful! My boys always loved wooden blocks. I think many of what I consider classic kids toys are made from natural materials and tend to stand the test of time.

  2. that wavee board looks awesome, and those silks amazing ! My kids are all grown, but one day I hope to have grandkids, t hanks for sharing these amazing toys .

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  3. How fun! I did not know there were so many new silks! But I think my five year old would LOVE the Wavee board- that is exactly what I would get if I won! Thank you so much!

  4. I would definitely get a waver board! I love simple toys that encourage active play and imagination.

  5. I would love a wave board for our home! I would also love to add a rainbow plank silk plus all the costumes!!!

  6. Wow it’s going to be so hard to choose, I think my top picks are 3-4 playsilks in different colours (one of which has to be the rainbow one) and then a Wavee board…that has been on my wish list for a while now!

  7. These are beautiful! My children would love the silks for many different things. I also love the wooden clamps!! What a great idea!

  8. I just ordered and got my girls a wavee board, a mystery seconds bag, and a dress up seconds bag. I’d love to add some mermaid dress ups next time I shop.

  9. Sarah’s Silks have been on our wishlist since my daughter’s first birthday. This would be the perfect way to jump-start our collection!

  10. I just bought my first silks from Sarah’s this week! I’m opening a Waldorf inspired child center in my small town this fall… My goal is to get more silks before we are officially open. This would be great! Thank you!

  11. Thanks for extending this giveaway to international friends! My daughter would love a fort, so thank you for introducing us to Sarah’s Silks!

  12. I love sarah’s silks 🙂
    I would probably choose the wavee board or playframe to go with all the silks we have!

  13. I’ve been eyeing Sarah Silks on instagram for a while now…such fun stuff! I love the versatility of the fort kit for puppets, forts, reading nook, etc. so that would be my first choice.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. This is such an amazing give-away! I sure would choose the wavee board. It’s on my wishlist for quite some time now, so this would be amazing to win! Thank you Joy!

  15. Love this! Natural and wood theme toys are great for imaginative play! I would get the soft sword for my adventure-loving boy, and the play fort since my 4 & 5 year old love making forts!

  16. I just found Sarah’s silks & am completely in love with them!! My daughter has the enchanted sky large play silk but I would love to get the baby blanket for our new baby

  17. Love the wavee board, I know some kids that would be on that all the time. And the giant rainbow silk scarf is so amazing.

  18. I love the way you set up your play frame fort Joy! And JoJo is adorable (your son too!).
    Thanks for your kind words and for hosting the giveaway.

  19. I would order the parachute and pocket play silks (or larger size), streamers and wands, a silk baby blanket would be great, and more!

    Thank you for this giveaway.


  20. If I won, I would get either a wavee board or a fort kit. I like the idea of the wavee board, but I can see my children fighting over it and the fort kit can be used by more than one at a time.

    1. That’s a good point about more than one being able to use the fort kit. Several of my children love to get in ours at a time (and it’s big enough that I can sit in it too!).

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