PLAYING MANTIS – TOYS AND CRAFTS FOR LIFE

Toys and crafts made by hand from around the world inspired by children and mother-NATURE
Each toy… each craft tells a story of a heritage, culture and of passion with artistic and humane expression.

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Autumn at Playing Mantis

“I believe I can make a difference to a few, not just to artists and craftsmen, but to some children who would marvel about the natural toys a bit longer before picking up another plastic toy, i-pad/ i-phone or video games. The store exists to inspire children, showing them what our hands can do in collaboration with nature. How it can spin, carve , knit whittle and color. How it can create and stimulate our minds to make things  so beautiful and functional.” -  imelda mccain         ..read more

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”  –  Albert Einstein  –