Nurture your kid’s imagination with Montessori learning toys. Montessori-inspired wooden toys are perfect for your little one’s mental growth. They offer children a blank slate where they can project all the wild and limitless possibilities of their imaginations.

Montessori Wooden Toys for kids:           

First, choose high-quality wooden toys made of natural material. There are so many great benefits to wooden toys! They’re long-lasting, more durable, cause less waste than plastic toys, and they’re biodegradable. Overall, they’re safer for your children and the planet! The truth is that good quality, eco-friendly wooden toys don’t contain PVC, phthalates, or other chemicals used in plastic toys. Not all wooden toys are safe, though! Please make sure that it's not low quality, chemically treated wood.  

While wooden toys are beautiful on their own, you can add some color to brighten them up! Get creative and have fun. Maybe even make this a fun family project.

Getting Started- Grab your favorite food coloring and water. You can also select paint that is non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals, which will leave a thicker finish; but our favorite is food coloring! It leaves a more natural look and finish, plus we know it's definitely safe for our kiddos!

How To Dye Wooden Montessori Toys:

Using Food coloring and water:

  • To adhere food coloring or paint to the toy, lightly sand the toy for the perfect finish, (Mayen Montessori toys will be ready to paint) and use a cloth to clean the dust.
  • For smaller toys: You can add enough water in the bag to submerge your small toys and mix in food coloring. You can add more food coloring drops to intensify the color. There is no perfect number, but I start with 6-8 drops of food coloring and add if I need to. Add the toys to the bag and let them soak for a couple of minutes to pick up the color.
  • For bigger toys: Mix the food coloring with water in a cup. Grab a sponge brush and paint the pieces. You might have to do this over several times if the color is not intense enough. Also, don't forget you can add more food coloring if the color is not bright enough for you.
  • Let the paint dry.
  • Don’t let your child play with the toy before it fully dries. 

Using non-toxic paint:

  • Apply a thin layer of paint on the toy. You can draw rainbows, shapes, or any fun design on the toy to inspire the child.
  • Now add one more coat of paint.
  • Let the paint dry.
  • Don’t let your child play with the toy before it fully dries. 


 “Add a touch of creativity to your children's wooden Montessori toy."

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