With Easter right around the corner, you’re probably getting ready to hide eggs around the house or start doing some fun crafts with your kids to celebrate the season. The Curious Tour is here to help you make this Easter one they’ll remember for a lifetime. In the spirit of the season, we’ve collected some of our favorite kids’ toys to help inspire you.
Here are three great Easter gift ideas for children!
If you’re looking for something your children can play with, our beautifully handcrafted scooby wire animals make great gifts. For millennia, wire has been a popular decorative material in South Africa and these colorful animals carry on that artisanal tradition. Your child can roam the plains with their very own lion, zebra, or elephant figure. The Curious Tours’ scooby wire animals were made by Rootz Creationz, who for 25 years has been a leader in unique, handcrafted gifts in South Africa.
Here comes Peter Rabbit…well, actually not Peter Rabbit, it’s Peta Becker, with her unique handcrafted funny bunnies. Peta Becker is the owner of PROJEKT, a design-based fair-trade initiative. These hand crocheted rabbits are created by craftswomen from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Congo and South Africa who have worked with PROJEKT and Peta Becker since 2006. They’re cute, they’re cuddly, and they’ve got their lunch (a carrot) tucked under their arm, so they’re ready to play. Your child will delight in hopping around this Easter with their new favorite friend.
Each one of these magical teddy bears is unique, telling a personal and imaginative story through colors and images. Made by Heartworks, located in Cape Town, these bears are crafted by local women from the surrounding townships and employ the art of storytelling through their expert use of crafting, sewing and embroidery. Not only are these bears fun and beautiful, but they help create a sustainable way of life for the women who create them.
Find unique handmade gifts from our online store!Give your child a gift this year that truly comes from the heart by helping artisanal craftswomen throughout Africa share their talents with the world. For more information about our wide range of handmade gifts, contact us online today or call (212) 691-9153.