Seedling Design Your Own Sword

Product Description

Product Description


The Design Your Own Sword by Seedling is created for epic tales & Kings of fables.  Be a Knight of your very own tale, with your very own design.  Just paint it and play!


The kit contains a beautiful wooden sword with rope wrapped around the handle to help provide a good grip when using for imaginative play games.  This product is great for encouraging boys to be creative, they can use the paints and brush provided to create whatever their minds imagine. 


WARNING! To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.  Keep these items out of reach of young children.

WARNING! Choking Hazard - small parts.  Not for children under 3 years.

Not for under 3 years 


Fine Motor Skills  Gross Motor skills  Communication Skills  Emotional Skills  Thinking & Problem Solving Skills  Sensory skills   (please see tab below for icon key)


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Product Materials & Care Instructions


Assembled in New Zealand from components carefully made in China for Seedling NZ Ltd.  Lovingly designed by Seedling NZ Ltd. 


This seedling kit includes:

  • Wooden sword
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush

The sword comes as is with a small canvas bag to hold the paints and brushes.  You can always turn this into a little treasure bag for holding coins and other treasures you discover on your pirate journeys.


This product conforms to safety standards EN71 & U.S. CPSIA.  Independently tested by third party to meet ASTM F963 safety standard.  Conforms to ASTM D-4236.

About Seedling

Seedling logo


Seedling is all about encouraging the natural process of thinking and doing!  Growing basic skills into a passion for creative thinking and problem solving - so a perfect fit for Wild and Whimsical Things.


Seedling’s products are designed to encourage kids to seek answers and help from adults, building relationships and communication skills.  They supply beautiful materials so that kids can supply big ideas - these are not ‘paint by number’ kits.


How to make the most out of your Seedling kit?
1. Encourage your child to think creatively. The Seedling kits are designed to nurture imaginative solutions. In other words, there’s no one right way to do it.

2. Experiment! Let them play around with color, materials, tools and design. Even if it leads to mistakes. No matter what, it’s a great learning experience.

3. And have fun! Making something together is a wonderful way to create memories you can share forever. And don’t worry if you don’t finish the project in one session. Pack it away for another day.


“We love the potential in every child to take basic skills and materials and make something extraordinary”  - The team @ Seedling

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Development of Skills


Fine Motor Skills  Gross Motor skills  Communication Skills  Emotional Skills  Thinking & Problem Solving Skills  Sensory skills  

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The Seedling range of craft activities help to build a wide variety of skills:

  • Fine Motor skills:  there are a wide variety of fine motor skills that are practiced when completing craft activities because they require use of lots of different materials.  You need to squeeze glue carefully, use a paint brush, sprinkle glitter, colour in, bend pipe cleaners, cutting felt, thread beads - all of these tasks require intricate movements and coordination of the fingers and hands as well as the coordination with vision.
  • Gross Motor skills:  Majority of the Seedling craft kits help to stimulate gross motor skills when playing with the final product - e.g. the Butterfly and Bird wings encourage children to run around and twirl while flapping their arms.  All of these movements help develop coordination with the arms and legs to move in specific ways while keeping your balance.
  • Communication skills:  This range encourages an adult to get involved and helps to build relationships through using communication.  It also requires reading instructions to help complete the project.  Once you have finished creating, many of the products can be used in imaginative play which helps stimulates social interaction when playing with others.
  • Emotional skills:  encourage children to express their individuality in how they decorate and create the final product.  Self expression is important as an outlet for processing thoughts and feelings without restrictions.  Completing a specific goal is also good for building confidence and confidence is important for good mental health.  The ability to then use the end product in imaginative play, further builds emotional skills by allowing children to express themselves.
  • Thinking & Problem solving:  problem solving will occur when using a wide range of art and craft materials - e.g. if I squeeze on the glue hard, a lot of glue comes out, if I do it gently, only a small amount comes out.  Reading and following instructions also helps to build on thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Sensory skills:  there is a variety of craft materials for the senses to explore - different colours and textures that can combine to form other colours and textures.  Although craft activities can get messy, it is important that children be allowed to make a mess because it lets them become accustomed to different textures and not have an aversion to them (e.g. not get upset if their fingers feel sticky from the glue or that glitter is all over their arms). 



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Icon Key

We have created an icon key to make it easier to identify the things you may find important in your purchasing choice and to help let you know what sort of skill development the toys can assist with when your child is playing with the product.

*This information is provided for help with normal development and safety measures should always be taken to ensure children are playing with age appropriate toys (e.g. don't let a small child who is likely to swallow toys to play with an item that carries the Not for under 3 icon). 



Fair trade - products that have been produced in factories/workshop/communities that have fair and safe working conditions

Environmentally friendly - products have been produced using environmentally friendly materials and/or have made significant modifications to the production/manufacturing process to minimise the impact on the environment

Organic materials - products that are either 100% organic materials or predominately made from organic materials - we will include in the product information all the organic materials.

Recycled materials - product is predominately made up of recycled materials - we will include in the product information all of the product parts that contain recycled materials

Non toxic materials - products made entirely of non toxic materials - we will ensure all ingredients/product materials are included in the product description tabs and the safety requirements they meet (e.g. FDA safety)

Not for under 3 - products contain small materials which are not safe for children under 3 years of age.  These products are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Australian made - products that are made within Australia. 

Fine motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing fine motor skills - the co ordination of the muscles within the fingers, hand and arm that help to manipulate and control objects/tools/materials.

Gross motor skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful to develop gross motor skills - the the co ordination of the large muscles within the legs, arms or whole body and help us move (e.g. running, jumping, climbing, balancing and physical activity)

Communication skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing verbal and non verbal communication skills (ability to read, write, speak, gestures and use of facial expressions).  It is also about developing social relationships with friends and family.

Emotional skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the ability for children to express their thoughts and feelings and recognise these feelings themselves.  Once children are able to recognise these feelings, it is also important for them to learn the appropriate way to respond to them (e.g. not ok to hit when angry).  It is also about developing confidence, self reliance and independence that all lead to better mental health.

Sensory skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the sensory system - taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight and the movement based senses - proprioception (in our joints/muscles that lets us know if our body parts are straight or bent) and vestibular (helps keep our balance).

Thinking and problem solving skills - toys carrying this icon can be helpful in developing the way the brain processes more complex information and then how it responds to this information to help build things like intelligence, memory, creative thinking, imaginative thinking and the ability to complete daily tasks that allow us to function in a community.


Shipping Information

Date last reviewed:  17th April, 2015.


Once you place your order on our website, we will begin to process it within one business day.  We aim to ship your lovely items within 1-2 business days after your order is placed, as long as the order is in stock (we will contact you as soon as possible if it’s not!).  Any order that is placed on a weekend or public holiday, will be processed the following business day.  

Wild and Whimsical Things will notify you by email or phone if we are aware of any delays that are expected.


While we want to let you know EXACTLY how long it will take for your beautiful package to get to you, it’s just not possible for us to guarantee delivery times or delivery dates as we don’t personally deliver your items (we rely on the lovely services of Australia Post).


If you are concerned/worried about how long your package is taking, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will try our best to get you all the information you need and provide tracking with all parcels to help minimise any issues experienced.


We like to keep you in the know about what is happening with your order, so expect an email from us notifying you that your parcel is on its way, along with its tracking number (in case you want to keep a close eye on it).


Shipping within Australia

Flat rate of $10.00* - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking


Free if you spend over $150* in one transaction (after discount is applied) - standard shipping within Australia only, using Australia Post with tracking.


Express Post can be organised for a flat rate of $15.00 for next business day delivery*+ 


*unless your order is heavy (greater than 3kg) or very bulky (awkward shapes that just don’t want to squish into a box).  We provide a note on our products if they are greater than 3kg or bulky, but Shopify will also calculate the total weight and notify you at checkout if your total order will be greater than 3kg.

+Australia Post guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network.  To view Australia Post’s Express Post delivery network, click here (please note, you will be redirected to Australia Post website).


International Shipping

We want to share the Wild and Whimsical Things love around, so we want to offer International shipping to our customers over the other side of the world.

Please note that all bulky and heavy items are not eligible for International shipping.  We provide a little note on our products if they are excluded from International delivery.



Standard Shipping -

Air Mail ($AUD)

Tracked Shipping -

Pack and Track Shipping ($AUD)

Estimated Delivery Times

(from Australia Post)

New Zealand

 $15 flat rate 

 $25 flat rate

 3-10 business days*



 $30 flat rate

$40 flat rate

 3-10 business days*

United Kingdom







$45 flat rate 

$55 flat rate

3-10 business days* 



Hong Kong 

 $25 flat rate

$35 flat rate

 3-10 business days*



Republic of Korea 

 $30 flat rate 

$40 flat rate

 3-10 business days*










$50 flat rate 

$60 flat rate

3-10 business days* 



 $55 flat rate

$65 flat rate

3-10 business days*


If your country isn’t listed here, or these shipping methods don’t suit your needs (e.g. you want it ASAP!), please contact us before purchasing, via email or phone, and we will see what we can arrange: or +61 427 183 399

*Standard delivery times between metropolitan areas of major cities and excludes times in customs if applicable.


Important:  Wild and Whimsical Things are unable to take responsibility for any additional taxes or import duties that may occur in transit and/or delivery of our packages.  Please contact your local customs (most have information available on their website), who may be able to give you more guidance on what sort of charges you may incur.


Pre-orders and Back order shipping times

If you placed a pre-order or back order for a product, we are unable to give you specific shipping/delivery times as each brand varies in the time it takes to place the wholesale order and to deliver that order to Wild and Whimsical Things. 


We will attempt to give you an estimate, but please keep in mind that it is an estimate only (e.g. some international brands may take longer if there are any issues passing through customs, some products are handmade by other small business owners).  Please feel free though, to contact us if you want an update of your order.


If you placed a regular order with your pre order/back order, these items will be set aside and shipped once your pre order/back order product arrives.  If you need your regular order before that time, please purchase separately.


Please read the information in the description boxes before making a decision to purchase.  If you have any questions, make sure you contact us to clarify before purchasing.  You can contact us via email or phone: or +61 427 183 399.

Exchange & Refund Policy

We can offer a change of mind on purchases (at our discretion), provided you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, the products are returned in an unused, unworn and resalable condition with all tags and labels intact (including original packaging).  If your item is faulty, please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer, contact us via email or phone to arrange an exchange/refund - or +61 427 183 399.  We are unable to provide refunds for gift cards if you change your mind. 


You will need to provide a copy of the valid receipt with the returned product. 


Please see our more detailed policy at, where you will also find information regarding the process to return the products to Wild and Whimsical Things.