We’re excited to introduce you to North Bay, ON toymakers Rachael and Jonathan Kiezebrink from ARK Wood Toys. Check out our interview with Rachael and Jonathan and see more of their amazing wood toys below.

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Best Selling Product: Wooden Name Blocks

Our Top Pick: The Pretend Collection

When did you open your Etsy shop?

June 2020

What inspired you to start your business?

Our first born is the inspiration behind our business.

How would you describe your business?

ARK Wood Toys are an excellent way to allow children to run wild with their imaginations and explore through open ended and creative play. Wooden toys can be both fun AND educational, and are a great choice to add to any playroom! They are able to help children with numeracy, literacy, motor skills, colour recognition, special awareness, and problem solving, while allowing your little ones to create their own ideas and learn from them as well!

All of our toys are handmade right from the beginning using high quality maple wood. They are then carefully hand cut, sanded, and painted with water-based, non toxic paints, finished with a homemade beeswax & oil mixture, and packaged up and ready to go to their new homes! Our toys are built to be long lasting, and loved for years by your child!

At ARK Wood Toys, we strive to make the very best toys for your child, and we absolutely LOVE seeing all of your little ones enjoying them as much as we love creating them! 🤍

We hope you enjoyed getting to know North Bay, ON toymakers Rachael and Jonathan Kiezebrink a little more.

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