Nature/ Type: Wooden puzzle with Australian Flora theme
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Collectors of wooden puzzles (especially puzzles with a unique, rare-to-find themes)
Buttonworks Australia has a series of wooden puzzles - they are beautifully made with rare-to-find Aussie themes that captivated my heart again and again. Today I want to share about this “Australia Flora Puzzle”.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Australian Native Flora - This puzzle features 6 well-known Australian native flora. My knowledge about anything botanical is embarrassingly limited, so it was really refreshing for me to get to know more about Aussie plants with the kids through this puzzle. We learned about Grevillea - its stunning blood-red spider flowers, its fast-growing, tough and low maintenance nature. We read about Golden Wattle and its resilience of withstanding Australia’s droughts, winds and bushfires, and how it becomes the symbol of unity and represents the spirit of the Australian people. We browsed through pictures of Kangaroo Paw to admire its distinctive flowers with finger-like projections and fine velvety hairs. There is also a Flowering Gum with bright red flower buds in group, ostentatiously gorgeous Waratah, and Banksia with its signature flower spike. The illustrations might seem a bit abstract, but they do display the distinctive features of the species. I love that it has the name of each plant printed in upper case beneath the puzzle pieces.
(2) Easy Starter Puzzle - With only six puzzle pieces, this is a great “starter set” for young kids! The craftmanship of the puzzle is spectacular. The pieces were impressively laser-cut with smooth finishes. They fit nicely onto the puzzle board, and are easy for kids to manage.
(3) Australian Made + Wooden Puzzle - I love that the product is proudly Australian made (in the serene Mornington Peninsula). Each puzzle is made from sustainably sourced Australian timber, where customers can choose from a selection of myrtle, Blackwood, Tasmanian oak, or “surprise me”. I love how Buttonworks acknowledges that each product varies in appearance and colours, just like how each tree is different. The timber materials used in the production is harvested in accordance with Australian Forestry standards.
(4) Light & Compact - I love how light weight and compact the puzzle is. It’s safe to be handled by young kids and easy to bring around.
Where to buy this:
Enjoy the video!