Papa Don has been making toys since 1973 and now as a second-generation toymaker, his daughter has taken over the business. Both father and daughter have the same goal of providing a natural alternative to plastic toys for babies and children. Papa Don uses red alder (Oregon alder) to make the natural wooden toys and coats the toys in a non-toxic food-grade mineral oil to bring out the colors of the hardwood. Their paints have also exceeded federal safety guidelines for children’s toys. Each of Papa Don’s toys is crafted lovingly by hand to ensure that generations to come are gaining a safe, durable, eco-friendly heirloom-quality toy.