Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Posted by Anna Macoboy
Something else new and exciting for you today! These brilliant cardboard creations are from New Zealanders Flatout Frankie and have just arrived at Mr Sparrow! There's an aeroplane, an oven, a dollshouse and a princess castle - all come flat-packed and easily pop together to form fantastic children's toys designed to encourage creative and imaginative play. I would have loved these as a kid, especially that oven (my favourite ever Women's Weekly cake was the stove!). The simple but striking white graphics will inspire children to decorate and get creative, and there are lots of fun little holes to poke hands and fingers through. You can also easily flat-pack them again into their slim cardboard boxes to store or take away on holidays.
Flatout Frankie use use natural kraft board sourced from an FSC and Rainforest Alliance Certified supplier, and the white graphics are screen printed with water soluble inks. All their products and packaging are also 100% recyclable and are designed and made in Auckland, New Zealand (also the home of my other new favourite kid's toy - Zora's Rainbows!).
All designs are now available at Mr Sparrow, in the store and online here.
*All images by Flatout Frankie