Eco-friendly dinos that’ll make you roar

Eco-friendly wooden dinosaur toysSo my daughter has just embraced the wonderful world of dinosaurs–beyond Barney. This is a huge milestone. Huge.

To encourage her newfound love of the stegosaurus and the parasaurolophus and all non-purple dinosaurs, we’ve forgone plastic dino dudes in favor of something more natural–not to mention adorable.

Anamalz has just introduced a line of wooden prehistoric creatures to its popular critter coterie. With super-bendy legs, tails, arms, and necks, they’re perfectly posable and totally playable.

The eco-friendly factor here is high: every toy is handmade with sustainable maple (leftover wood is used to grow mushrooms on a farm) and painted with water-based child friendly paint, and the fabric on the bendy parts is azo- and formaldehyde-free. 

You can find them at Moolka and Hazelnut Kids, and be sure to watch for a new super-detailed cloth playmat (that converts into a storage bag!) at Fat Brain Toys.

Lately, my daughter and her little brother have had a few tug-of-wars over the dinos–uh, not that that’s what you’re looking to have happen, but it does say something about the gotta-have-it factor. -Lexi

Dig the new eco-consciously cool new dinos from Anamalz at MoolkaHazelnut Kids (get free shipping with code COOLMOM), and Fat Brain Toys.

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • We absolutely adore anamalz and Raspberry Kids is pleased to carry the entire range of the prehistoric dinosauz as well as all the original and new anamalz!

    My son loves his collection and I do too! I love the imagination they generate!

    If any Cool Mom Picks fans are looking for anamalz in Canada, we would be happy to help you out!

    Have a fresh, healthy & fun day,

  • Reply June 15, 2011

    D Morris

    Anamalz seem like a terrific alternative to those plastic dinos I had when I was a kid. Not only eco-friendly, but they seem large enough that my boy won’t try to eat them. Kids, got to love them!

  • Reply June 16, 2011

    Scott Anderson

    I really like the personality of these dino’s. Environmentally friendly doesn’t always have to mean plain! I really appreciate their creativity.

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