Hillside beetles - marble engined rolling wooden beetles from Eperfa.
Story: There is a small country in the heart of Europe that is rich in tales. Eperfa's toys tell you stories about this country, Hungary. With their toys, you can visit the capital, Budapest, surrounded by forests and hills, and the enormous and friendly lake, Balaton. They invite you to the woods around Budapest to learn about the trees and animals that call them home. Take a walk in the Buda hills and meet the beetles living there.
Roll them away, as far as you can and try to catch up with them! Who gets the farthest? Eperfa's toys develop fine motor skills while educating children on the environment that surrounds them.
This set includes: 5 rolling beetles, 1 glowing beetle and a net with leather cord.
Product details: Size: Height of the pieces 7-12 cm. Material: The wood used for the toys is from the forest’s of Pilis Park Forestry Company. Color: Hand painted in blue and green tones. Natural colors of various types of wood. All items are handmade and may be made from a different piece of wood. Yours may not look exactly like the photo, but all of the toys look very close. Made in: Hungary.
Eperfa means Mulberry in Hungarian. It is toys about nature, inspired by the hills around Budapest and Lake Balaton of Hungary. Eperfa is three Hungarian girls who know and love the fauna and flora of these places. They make toys about the enormous trees and birds in the shady forest, the houses, the lake. They make toys that tell a story and bring a place to life in a child’s imagination. They also take their responsibility to the next generation seriously. Most of their toys are created in sheltered workshops by the disabled or socially underprivileged. All the wooden material used for the toys is sourced from the Danube Ipoly National Park as no one takes better care of forests than national parks, that takes their ecosystem as priority, from the smallest to the largest creatures.