This is a wooden set of the four elements. They are made from poplar hardwood. This is a great project to paint and create a beautiful open ended puzzle set, or to enjoy by itself in raw wood and natural beauty. This stacker set will help stimulate the mind as it offers hours of open ended play and has endless set up possibilities.
Dimensions of stackers are: Fire stacker is 5.25" wide and 5.5" tall, cave is almost 7" wide and 5.5" tall, water is almost 6" wide and 5.75" tall, rainbow is almost 8" wide and 5" tall. They will come unfinished but sanded. Great for art projects, play tables, used as tunnel and much much more.
I really really wanted to like these. Conceptually, it's nice to finish them how you like and at a great price. Unfortunately, the individual pieces, of each puzzle, while 3/4" thick and sturdy, have square bottoms and lack the depth and rectangular bottoms of traditional Waldorf-style stacking puzzles. Without the depth, these puzzles do not stack with stability unless leaned against a wall. And they don't stand up well by themselves on a flat shelf, so they don't display well and constantly have to be reset. The second issue is that the fit of the pieces is too tight and painting them results in the grain rising up and the wood swelling so they don't fit together. I'll have to re-sand each piece in between coats and completing the set will cost me more in time than I saved buying them unfinished.
Mar 6, 2018 by Abi
Beautiful, as described by seller. Thank you!
Dec 6, 2017 by Laura Verdiel
Oct 28, 2017 by Tesla Baby
Very excited that I have received them.... cannot wait for Christmas!