Scraps are toy blocks created with up cycled scrap wood left over from local wood shops. Some of the blocks are dyed with food coloring for safe play, and they are beautiful. This is a small business and USA made product! Scraps is more than an up cycled toy company, though. It is a company on a mission to reduce landfill waste, provide jobs to the mentally and physically disabled, and to put more USA made toys on toy store shelves nationwide. To read more about the company, check out their web site at https://www.scrapstoys.com/.
When you receive your Scraps, they arrive in a nice, convenient burlap bag – great for storage. The first thing that struck me as we poured out our blocks and began to explore them, is how obvious it is that a lot of time and love was put into the manufacturing of these blocks. They are smooth, have a soft feel, and some of them have texture and design. We LOVE them!! They are the perfect size for little hands, and come in a variety of shapes and colors.
The rainbow set immediately captured the attention of our children, who have played with them for several hours since. We love that the various shapes and even misshapen pieces challenge our children to use their creativity and problem solving skills as they learn how to build and stack them in different ways.
Given the quantity, quality, and attention to detail, we are more than pleased with the cost of each set. If you want quality blocks that will last generations, we highly recommend Scraps. These blocks are Play at Home Mom approved!