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March 28, 2013
For the budding photographer not yet familiar with apertures, shutters, and ISO speeds, look no further than these wooden toy cameras designed and handcrafted by Twig Creative. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based toymakers (and furniture makers!) craft each camera using sustainable materials—perfect for entertaining the little ones, while also protecting our ecosystem. Click here for even more kid-friendly designs for the mini modernists and be sure to check out Dwell's Pinterest board dedicated to all things design for kids!
Anagram wooden camera by Twig Creative
Inspired by the photo sharing app Instagram, the nostalgic Anagram Wooden Camera, $35, sports the same striped colors (minus the blue) and is handmade from sustainable wood, cork, and leather.
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Wooden toy cameras by Twig Creative
Protect your precious Leicas and Hasselblads from those curious hands with the classic Wooden Camera, $30. It even has a spring-loaded shutter button and turnable lens for the real picture taking effect. Made of solid wood and a cotton strap (which is removable for younger children). Available in 5 different colors (including black not shown here).
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Wooden toy camera by Twig Creative
The Wooden Camera in black.
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Wooden camera with cork bottom by Twig Creative
Exactly the same as the classic wooden camera, but with an added bonus!—a nifty cork bottom. Also available in 5 different colors, $35.
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anaPad 2 by Twig Creative
A toy that promotes analog learning and creativity in a digital world without technology? Meet the anaPad 2, $40-70—a magnetic white board housed inside a white acrylic frame with a wooden back and 3D geometric magnetic apps. Perfect for what kids do best—doodling, endlessly arranging things around, and game playing.
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anaPad 2 by Twig Creative
Endless possibilities!
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Anagram wooden camera by Twig Creative
Inspired by the photo sharing app Instagram, the nostalgic Anagram Wooden Camera, $35, sports the same striped colors (minus the blue) and is handmade from sustainable wood, cork, and leather.

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