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Featured Team: Natural Kids Team

Nov 19, 2008

by daniellexo

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This week’s Featured Team, NaturalKids, makes sweet, wholesome products for your little ones!  We love the way these toys inspire creativity while staying true to their natural materials.  You’ll find these items are crafted with a lot of love, and it seems this affection pours into their Team as well!  The NaturalKids Team has a great website and blog to promote their work and also holds weekly promotions in the Forums.  We love how they’ve created their own co-operative advertising program within the Team and have ads running on parenting websites!  To learn more about this Team (including how to join) check out their Team Profile.  To see all the products made lovingly by NaturalKids Team members, simply search “naturalkids team“.

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BeneathTheRowanTree | lalaspequenos | pupa

Young Reindeer

pupa loves the camaraderie within the Natural Kids Team. “Being part of Natty Kids is always inspiring! Crafting can get lonely, so it’s nice to know there is a very fun, supportive group of fellow crafters out there.”

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The Maple Wood Triangle Teether

“We love making handcrafted wooden teethers in our little backyard in Ohio! We love the Natural Kids Team because they are so wonderful and talented and it is a perfect place to interact and connect with other artists. I am thrilled to be a part of this magical team,” says member littlealouette.

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Latte

woolies is the leader of this incredible Team. She explains how they work together: “We have a promotion thread going at all times. We make Treasuries that feature each other’s work. But more than that, we support each other, and many members have become close friends. We mentor each other; if there are situations that we are unsure of, we know that we can come to the team for help. This also applies to non-business related stuff!”

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Three Little Birds, Shapes and Colours

BeneathTheRowanTree says that, “Being part of the Natural Kids Team speaks to me as a parent and as an artist. I love working with natural materials and feeling their life and energy, being connected to the source. Even more than this I love to place natural items in my daughter’s hands, and the hands of other children, and watch their faces light up and their imaginations take flight with the possibilities of what they are holding, warm and soft and gentle, in their hands.”

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Becky, a sweet 16-inch Waldorf doll

I had to include this doll by FaerieRebecca who named her after a Teammate!  “Becky aka TheSingingBird (who came out to visit me at a craft show recently) oooo-ed and ahhhh-ed over the doll, so I had to name the doll after her when I listed her here on Etsy!”  Rebecca is also a Team Leader of the Natural Kids Team and is inspired daily by “…the most generous, cooperative spirit in this Team!”

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Gnome Woods Playscape

WhimsicalMom “Being a Mommy is the most wonderful experience I have ever had and playtime is the best! My mission is to create whimsies that will spark not only a child’s imagination but parents’ as well. We all need to play:) I really enjoy making toys that come to life in a child’s hands and imagination..not with batteries.”

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Newborn Noonie

lalaspequenos creates these cozy Noonies to keep your babe warm and gnome-y.  “The use of natural products is an integral part of my designs. The Natural Kids Team embraces that philosophy and provides me with support and encouragement to keep doing what I love!”

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Wooden Gnome Rainbow Memory Game

mamakopp not only makes lovable toys for children, but a lot of them have an educational element.  She explains, “Learning is so much more fun with gnomes!” She loves making items for children. “I just love being part of heirloom toymaking; it’s the best job besides being a mother.” You can see the love for natural materials in her work!

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Butterfly Design Cotton Acorn Hat

butterflydesign says, “I love being a part of the Natural Kids Team because they celebrate the joys of childhood and the earth all in one Team. And we only have one of each, shouldn’t they be celebrated?”

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Mushroom House Set with Flowers, Walkway and Pixie

LittleElfsToyshop uses natural materials to create little worlds for children to immerse themselves in.  She says, “In a world where everything is made of plastic, buzzing with beeps and rings, perhaps returning to a simpler way of life is just what is needed. With my toys, I try and bring back simple, imaginative play using natural materials to excite a child’s imagination. In so doing, these toys are better for the environment and for your children, as well.”

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rainbowLotusNaturals | birchleafdesigns | BellaWinter

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Lucky, waldorf-style knit pony
Lucky, waldorf-style knit pony
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Trio of Mushrooms (Needle Felted Set)
Trio of Mushrooms (Needle Felted Set)
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Sugar
Sugar
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Log Pillow
Log Pillow
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Knit Cocoa Baby Booties
Knit Cocoa Baby Booties
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I4inch waldorf doll made of natural materials
I4inch waldorf doll made of natural materials
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Newborn handfelted bambi shoes
Newborn handfelted bambi shoes
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She-Hedgie (Hedgehog Ball with a Bow)
She-Hedgie (Hedgehog Ball with a Bow)
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Maple Wood Handcrafted Baby Rattle
Maple Wood Handcrafted Baby Rattle
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56 comments

  • FaerieRebecca

    FaerieRebecca said 7 years ago

    YaY NattyKids! What an awesome team :)

  • Dannielle

    Dannielle said 7 years ago

    Go, team, go! ♥

  • shelleycaskey

    shelleycaskey said 7 years ago

    GO TEAM!

  • NaturalStar

    NaturalStar said 7 years ago

    Great article! Way to go Team!

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 7 years ago

    yay! What a great article for the NaturalKids team! I saw this through the front page Storque scroll and was thrilled!

  • dogties

    dogties said 7 years ago

    Nature Kids Rock! Fun & Cool items.

  • Arctida

    Arctida said 7 years ago

    Adorable picks!

  • buzzhandmade

    buzzhandmade said 7 years ago

    great article-fantastic team!

  • mosey

    mosey said 7 years ago

    go team!

  • WhimsicalMom

    WhimsicalMom said 7 years ago

    WooHoo Natty Kids:) A really wonderful article!

  • woolies

    woolies said 7 years ago

    Thank you Daniellexo - wonderful article; captures the spirit of our team. :0)

  • littlejennywren

    littlejennywren said 7 years ago

    Great article. Everything looks so tempting.

  • mamakopp

    mamakopp said 7 years ago

    Great article. Naturalkids team is the best! Thank you Daniellexo!

  • artfann

    artfann said 7 years ago

    Sorry to be an ignoramus. What is a Waldorf and why is it called that? You can probably tell I have no kids.

  • winsomehollow

    winsomehollow said 7 years ago

    great article! thanks danielle!

  • freedomRainbow

    freedomRainbow said 7 years ago

    lovely!!!xoxo natural yumminess!

  • lullabylily

    lullabylily said 7 years ago

    see, I thought me finding this article was just an accident but no, here I am right next to my darling freedomRainbow so a clear case of natural magnetism!! NaturalKids Team is sublime and beautiful. Thank you for a great article with so much wonder.

  • DoSiDough

    DoSiDough said 7 years ago

    WooHoo! Beautiful article.

  • FaerieRebecca

    FaerieRebecca said 7 years ago

    Artfann, check out the Waldorf Top 10 for a great description of Waldorf :) http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/my-top-10-waldorf-toys-2856/

  • littleloveblue

    littleloveblue said 7 years ago

    such sweet choices for kids. great work!

  • artfann

    artfann said 7 years ago

    FaerieRebecca: Thank you for your reference. I was actually familiar with Rudolf Steiner but not the Waldorf concept. I was thinking it was "something with yarn for hair." :) I will keep this Team in mind for my friends ages 5 and under.

  • lovealittle

    lovealittle said 7 years ago

    I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful Etsy Team. All the work here is fantastic ♥

  • smallestfriend

    smallestfriend said 7 years ago

    Hooray for our team! Such beautiful and sweet items. What an impressive bunch of artists.

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 7 years ago

    What a fabulous article and fantastic team! You can really feel the support and friendship that these women provide to eachother for their team. There has yet to be one member or item from this team that I haven't admired greatly. Really and truly what a team is all about!!!

  • TheMoonGoat

    TheMoonGoat said 7 years ago

    Yay for the team, this is so nice to see!

  • BeneathTheRowanTree

    BeneathTheRowanTree said 7 years ago

    Well done Danielle, thank you!

  • dmollison

    dmollison said 7 years ago

    Nicest team EVAR! Huge fan over here ladies. ;) LOVE the Becky doll.

  • gopita

    gopita said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article, wonderful toys!

  • buddhanature

    buddhanature said 7 years ago

    Yay Natural Kids team! You guys rock!

  • JustJaynes

    JustJaynes said 7 years ago

    They have some great items!

  • PolarBearCreations

    PolarBearCreations said 7 years ago

    Great article!Thanks so much ! * Yeah team!* :0)

  • lalaspequenos

    lalaspequenos said 7 years ago

    Thank you Daniellexo!!! Great feature- I really love this team!

  • RareEarth

    RareEarth said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful article! Such terrific products for kids! I'm super impressed. :)

  • flyingzoo

    flyingzoo said 7 years ago

    Great article..thank you so much!!!

  • meeabee

    meeabee said 7 years ago

    What an awesome team! Very inspiring. Would love to be a part of this kind of team! going places!!!

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird said 7 years ago

    Thank you for such a great feature on our team Danielle! And thank you FaerieRebecca for the namesake, it was so fun to meet a team member in person! :)

  • LittleElfsToyshop

    LittleElfsToyshop said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much. ^_^ Go Team! ^_^

  • ephemeralrepublic

    ephemeralrepublic said 7 years ago

    So inspiring. What a wonderful team!

  • crazyjaneknits

    crazyjaneknits said 7 years ago

    Cute!! I am working on some blankets,children's dresses and baby wash cloths.. How can I join your team???

  • oritdotandolls

    oritdotandolls said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this article, for featuring so many works of out team members and... for featuring my waldorf doll

  • oritdotandolls

    oritdotandolls said 7 years ago

    artfann- waldorf education is a stream of ecucation founded by Rudolf Steiner, this education have specific way of creating the dolls and toys using natural materials. When you are familiar with waldorf education you can recognize the dolls and toys without words You may contact me if you want to know more or remember waldorf education for future to come...

  • viltalakim

    viltalakim said 7 years ago

    Great to see this article! Go team

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 7 years ago

    yay for the team- everyone is so talented and the items are gorgeous! yahoo!

  • ElementalHandcrafts

    ElementalHandcrafts said 7 years ago

    Great article! Happy to be part of the team!

  • Nishale

    Nishale said 7 years ago

    wowwwwwww! how wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! miss you all!

  • Nushkie

    Nushkie said 7 years ago

    Great Article! So proud to be a member!

  • haddy2dogs

    haddy2dogs said 7 years ago

    What a great article! I am proud to be a part of the team!

  • birchleafdesigns

    birchleafdesigns said 7 years ago

    Sweet article! I heart my team so much!!! Search NaturalKids Team for more quality, natural toys for your children this holiday season!

  • cozycottagecreations

    cozycottagecreations said 7 years ago

    Yeah for NaturalKids!! These are some of the sweetest items made by some of the sweetest people you'll ever run into!

  • merrydaledolls

    merrydaledolls said 7 years ago

    Excellent article! I am proud to be in this team.

  • SnuggleHerd

    SnuggleHerd said 7 years ago

    great interview with lots of beautiful pics! I'm so proud to be a new member of this team!

  • autumncomfort

    autumncomfort said 7 years ago

    Ahhh, this makes my heart warm. So awesome!!

  • babus

    babus said 7 years ago

    thanks for the feature! I also am really proud to be part of this team!

  • WoolCreations

    WoolCreations said 7 years ago

    Great article and great team! Glad to be a part of it :)

  • thebuttonshop

    thebuttonshop said 7 years ago

    So cool! I love that newer shops were included. YAY!

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