Balancing Blocks

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Enjoy open-ended play with this set of wooden balancing blocks. Every block is handmade and uniquely shaped with endless possibilities to stack.  You may start off with a small set of 5 blocks or build like a pro with 20 blocks – choose your options below.

The blocks come as a unique set with several different wood species (for example oak, marri, blackbutt, sheoak, jarrah, jacaranda & oregon) depending on availability.

All blocks are smoothly finished with a thin layer of food-grade orange oil. Blocks will be delivered with a calico bag.

The size of single blocks vary from block to block. Average size is approximately 5cm x 5cm. Please note wooden disc does not come with blocks.

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Description

Safety and Age Grading

This product confirms with AS/NZS ISO 8124.1 and AS/NZS ISO 8124.3. It is safe to play with for children all ages (as well as adults).

Benefits

  • Promotes hand-eye coordination
  • Helps develop children’s cognitive abilities
  • Enhances the ability to distinguish different shapes and recognise different types of wood

Versatile Functionality

Although these blocks are intended for open play they can be used in many different by the entire family, young and old. The blocks make a great ornament and centre piece in hall ways or on coffee tables especially combined with additional wooden log discs. When enjoyed peacefully they allow practising mindfulness and help to guide you into a meditative state.

Prime Hardwoods

Each balancing block is made from hand selected prime hardwoods. Every set includes at least 4 different species of timbers which gives each set a unique look and feel. Looking at the wood close-up you will be amazed how different every timber grain looks and feels. The intricate pattern for instance of banksia timber in comparison to the plain grain of jarrah is a good example. The timber species used for each set depend on availability and may include: marri, jarrah, sheoak, white oak, walnut, karri, tuart, banksia, cape lilac, maple, mulga, york gum, iron bark &  peppermint tree just to name a view. Some of timbers are even processed straight from the fresh log.

blocks example

Care Instructions

To assist with cleaning the blocks and up-holding a beautiful finish of the wood surface re-apply food-grade orange oil every 6 month. Don’t use wax as a finish though as it makes the blocks to slippery to stack.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 15 cm
Size

5 Blocks, 10 Blocks, 15 Blocks, 20 Blocks

71 reviews for Balancing Blocks

  1. Birgit Butler (verified owner)

    Stunning toy! Exceptional quality – can only recommend these and will definitely purchase more.

  2. Terry George (verified owner)

    Love my balancing blocks. I will definitely be getting more of this lovely handy work in the future.

  3. Rachelle (verified owner)

    Beautiful craftsmanship. Gorgeous wood tones. Lovely addition to my lounge room not only as decor but for a fun activity for adults and kids alike. Definitely eye catching . Also a great way to practice mindfulness and bringing focus back to the present moment.

  4. Jo (verified owner)

    Great product. Fun to play with and also make a great table or bookshelf decoration.

  5. Katey M. (verified owner)

    Beautifully crafted and finished.

  6. Nathan Busio (verified owner)

    Beautifully made – simple and effective.

  7. Miki (verified owner)

  8. Sonia Shard (verified owner)

    I love the blocks , the colours and the feel will stimulate the children I teach.

  9. Gillian Hawley (verified owner)

    I’m looking forward to seeing how our grandchildren enjoy the blocks on Christmas Day. They look fabulous.

  10. Lisa G. (verified owner)

    Fabulous product 🙂 very happy with the quality and service THANKYOU

  11. Evi (verified owner)

  12. Monica (verified owner)

    Beautiful colours, smell and great size for little hands. They have held up during several ‘drop tests’ too.

    Strongly recommend as they are so versatile across ages and can be used with so many other toys.

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    • admin (store manager)

      Thanks Monica for your recommendation. The image is lovely too!

  13. Eleni D. (verified owner)

    Wood pieces are a little smaller than expected. Also some wood pieces quite imperfect with ‘honeycombed‘ holes in long sections.

    • admin (store manager)

      I am sorry to hear that you expected the blocks a little bit larger. All blocks are handmade and vary in size to make sure to give each set a unique look and feel when played with. Depending on each timber the surface and grain will vary as well. Also some blocks will have distinct features, like natural cracks or small drill marks from insects which I am happy to include in my selection as it makes it more interesting and diverse.

      If some of the features are not to your liking I am happy to replace some of the blocks. Perhaps you could shoot me an email with a photo of the block(s) that you have mentioned?

  14. Siobhan (verified owner)

    Gorgeous! Beautiful, well made. Smell like hopes, dreams and oranges. Very excited to give them as a gift (but we couldn’t stop ourselves playing with them anyway).

  15. Helette E. (verified owner)

    Gorgeous wellmade wooden blocks. Ideal for kids and adults alike. We’ll have hours of fun trying to balance all 20 of them 🙂

  16. Debbie D. (verified owner)

    Wonderful.

  17. Jasmin Streatfield (verified owner)

    Lovely tones, beautifully crafted and amazing scent. Only downfall is I should have ordered more.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great resource! Love the colours.

  19. Helen M. (verified owner)

  20. Bonny (verified owner)

    Lovely hand crafted great quality item!

  21. Lisa Rout (verified owner)

  22. Andrew F. (verified owner)

    Kids love them and if I’m being honest I love them even more. Great quality and love the natural feel and smell. Thanks for doing what you do 👍👍

  23. Katie (verified owner)

    Beautiful blocks, perfect for small hands, each one is unique. Very happy, thank you.

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

  25. Hiba H. (verified owner)

    These are just so stunning! The smell, grain and finish of the wood is phenomenal! We had so much fun playing with them yesterday when we got the package. So lovely!

  26. Kathleen (verified owner)

    These blocks are just beautiful and perfectly sized for little hands. I love that they aren’t stained or painted, and highlight the variations of the natural timber.

  27. Amanda (verified owner)

    These blocks are absolutely stunning. Different types of wood, shapes and sizes to captivate the imaginations of the children I work with.

  28. Gerard E. (verified owner)

    Thanks Christian. Beautiful job with a nice mix of timber. My son will truly love this for his birthday.

  29. Ashley (verified owner)

    Thank you very much! Love the wooden blocks & boards. Very well made & great service!

  30. Caroline Stewart (verified owner)

    These blocks are designed for years of fun. Absolutely beautiful handmade creations. Love your work!

  31. Melissa B. (verified owner)

  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

    They are beautiful. I love how they are not only different colours and shapes but the weight is different too!

  33. Grace H. (verified owner)

    Love the blocks – they are all made out of different type of woods that Christian is kindly helping me in identifying different wood names and answer my question of how to take care of them. I really like them over the coloured blocks as these blocks will never have the colour-chip off problem. Love to learn the real wood names and see their raw look. Timeless toys with infinity of ways to play with them ! I am now regretting of not getting the Jacaranda Wooden Log Discs that Christian was recommending !

  34. Lisa M. (verified owner)

    Great colours and shapes. Good finishes and quality too. I’m going to have fun with them.

  35. Simone (verified owner)

    Beautifully crafted and a great wood colour range.

  36. Phoebe Gane (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful balancing blocks, kids love them and they are so wonderfully tactile. Almost too good to be used as a toy!

  37. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    These blocks are just so gorgeous. The feel so smooth and heavy. My 10 month old (while still a long way from using them as balancing blocks) really loves holding them.

  38. Nikki (verified owner)

    Amazing craftsmanship!

  39. Carolina P. (verified owner)

    These are fantastic! My son hasn’t stopped playing with them and look and smell of the wood is stunning!

  40. Ali

    I just received my order yesterday afternoon and already the items are a favourite with all of my kids. The quality is amazing and I will definitely be buying more in the future.

  41. Jane Wilkie (verified owner)

    Thanks love these blocks and the children to too a little smaller than expected would be even better For smaller hands a half size bigger again

  42. Linda McDermott (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for these beautiful products. My students love exploring and creating with them.

  43. Kaye M. (verified owner)

    Beautiful

  44. Antonia Duff (verified owner)

    I love that blocks are all unique in shape

  45. Noeleen K. (verified owner)

    These blocks are absolutely beautiful. The level of care and detail is amazing and they are so much fun to play with. Guaranteed hours of fun and problem solving!

  46. Penny Gibson (verified owner)

    Great little blocks, my kids are super happy with them 👍

  47. Tarryn (verified owner)

    Beautifully made products!!!

  48. Elizabeth Y. (verified owner)

    They’re absolutely stunning natural gems! Each piece is so unique from the woodgrain all the way to how they are shaped with their facets!

  49. Natalie Tiffin (verified owner)

    Exquisite quality, such a beautiful open ended toy amazing for sensory touch, smell and sight. Awesome value❤️

  50. Shannon Cornish (verified owner)

    Such a lovely selection of timbers, I’m going to have trouble sharing these with my children. So beautiful. Fantastic quality.

  51. Tamarin (verified owner)

    I absolutely love these blocks. The wood pieces that have been selected are stunning, especially the sheoak which has a beautiful gradient like a real gem. Christian helped us learn the names of the different wood species that he used (great for all those Montessori kids out there.) I think I will till have these in the house long after the kids are finished with them.

  52. Mel (verified owner)

    Very solid and well made, delivered in good time considering covid interruptions , child loved them straight away, a great open ended, multi age resource to for the play room. Thank you 🙂

  53. Jessica Meares (verified owner)

    Beautiful natural wooden blocks with so many facets and perfect imperfections, the mix of colours and textures is aesthetically pleasing and they smell divine finished with orange oil! Our twin boys will no doubt get many years of creative play and pleasure with them, thank you!

  54. Anna (verified owner)

    We love them!

  55. Nicola Baxter (verified owner)

    The blocks smell lovely and are a great size for little ( and big) hands.

  56. Elinor Loomes (verified owner)

    Very happy with the blocks and with the great customer service, will order again in the future.

  57. Laura B. (verified owner)

    Beautifully crafted natural wooden blocks, made with care by hand. Great customer service with a smile. Fantastic quality.

  58. Stef (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful, thank you! Each piece is so unique and they feel (and smell) lovely to hold. I can’t wait for my son’s birthday so we can all have a play!

  59. Dagmar

    I just purchased these beautiful hand made blocks for my children. Great quality wood, well made , finally sanded. Highly recommend these product to everyone. Thank you Christian.

  60. Tiffany (verified owner)

    Absolutely stunning, great craftsmanship, excellent value. My daughter loves them and they smell incredible.

  61. Karen Ford (verified owner)

  62. Natasha Smith

    I can not believe these blocks! I ordered a mix set of 40 blocks, and I can not stop raving about how fantastic they are ❤️
    They are a lot of fun for little ones, all the way up to older people.
    Mine are adored by all our children, and even my gran who is turning 103.
    Each block has a lot of soul too it, from their colours, grains, different edges, and their amazing smell. They have a solid feel and are easy to be used by anyone.
    We have 6 children from 15 to 1, and can honestly say this is a toy that is loved and used by all.

  63. Leigh S. (verified owner)

    These blocks are a beautiful hand crafted set of blocks. My daughter loves them and particularly loved the smell of them. I can’t wait to see what my school class think of them. Great for fine motor development, problem solving, creativity and fun at an affordable price! Thanks Christian!

  64. Ariel (verified owner)

  65. Ines (verified owner)

    Beautiful set, perfect for littles hands and bigger ones as well!

  66. Michelle (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful grain on such a variety of wood. The new orange oil finish smells wonderful 😁

  67. Jesse A. (verified owner)

    Very well made, easy pick up and very friendly. Thankyou

  68. Emily K. (verified owner)

    They are absolutely beautiful, great quality and so much fun! They foster imagination, play and problem solving making them a great resource for home and in classroom. I will be definitely be back for more things 😊

  69. Clare N

    Each piece of wood is very unique and they are a great challenge for children and amazing for “small world” play. I would highly recommend these products!

  70. Natasha

    We LOVE these blocks! There are so many opportunities for open ended play. We bought 60 blocks and having so many is fantastic for being able to build walls, houses, different height stacks and so much more. They’re great for adults too – stacking them is super meditative!
    The different woods are all beautiful and are finely sanded enough to not worry about splinters but coarse enough to be able to grip to each other.

  71. EJ

    Just bought these!! Beautiful concept and handcrafted pieces that is perfect on our coffee table as a centrepiece. Will make for interesting conversations and interactions too as its open to interpretive play. A 15 piece set seems to be the perfect amount!

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