From the world of Waldorf’s naturally playful toys comes this gentle bear who is waiting to make his home in your child’s collection for years to come. Ostheimer maintains the tradition of hand-creating their heirloom-quality wooden figurines using methods that are increasingly rare. Each template is thoughtfully designed, transferred to the wood, and sawn out by hand. The figure is then given its characteristic Ostheimer carving, sanded, hand painted, and finally dipped in walnut oil. At each stage of the process the human hand is present and in control. Handmade in Germany from maple wood and eco-friendly non-toxic oils and stains, all Ostheimer wooden figures meet or exceed strict EU safety testing standards. The company’s expressive wooden toy figures have been loved by children and their parents for more than fifty years, and the collection of toys including Family Figures, Fairy Tale Characters, Farm Animals, Woodland Animals, Zoo Animals, and landscape pieces, continues to expand!