I went to the Blueberry Festival in Plymouth Indiana two weeks ago. I have been dying to go all year since I found a vendor who made unfinished wood animals out of pine last year. I painted them with acrylic paints and used them with the farm playmat I made just in time for Christmas:
Well, fast forward another year, and I finally got to go back and get more wooden goodies, This year I purchased more miniatures for our wooden dollhouse:
A bathroom set. The set came out to about $6.75. I decided just to use a beeswax polish on them to protect them from getting grubby.
And a bunch of little miniatures (I actually have three little snowmen, one for each of my girls and three angels). These ran from $0.15-$0.40. Not too bad. The natural beeswax polish warmed them up nicely.
I also have a number of wooden vehicles I don’t have a picture of yet, and after my camera battery gets charged, I will take a picture of them.
My favorites are the jumbo milk bottles for their play kitchen and the wooden lighthouse for my oldest daughter’s ocean playmat (we had a paper mache one she decorated herself).
It’s been really nice not having to worry about toxic paints when you have unfinished wood products you can finish yourself.