spinning top with string | whip & peerie
£20.00 – £21.00
This spinning top with string’s a step up from the smaller type of spinning top spun between finger and thumb. It’s the ideal challenge for an older child. A great eco friendly birthday or Christmas gift.
- handmade from local reclaimed Beech.
- Vegan friendly – decorated with natural plant-based paint and oil.
- personalisation option – make yours extra special. Please write your chosen name or initials in the ‘personalisation’ box at checkout.
- presented in a hand woven, ethically made, cotton drawstring bag.
- CE safety certified for ages 3+.
A traditional spinning top with string handcrafted from a solid piece of reclaimed local, Beech. Beech is tough which means it'll withstand hard knocks with ease. The stick is made from FSC certified Beech and the cord is hand sewn, sustainable cork cord. The brass stud fitted on the base allows them to spin for a really long time.
Being coloured and finished naturally with plant-based stains and oils means they're completely vegan friendly.
Approximate Measurements: Top 7 x 5 cm. Stick is 13cm long. Cord 35 cm long.
Receive an automatic 10% discount when you order 3 or more.
Make yours extra special by adding a hand engraved name or initials.
Please specify your chosen name or initials in the 'personalisation' box at checkout.
I remember going on holiday, aged 9, to the Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland. Whilst there I bought a whipping top, or whip and peerie, as the Scots say. I remember being excited to see if I could make it work and find out how long it would spin for.
It wasn't easy and in fact took a couple of weeks to get the hang of. The process of learning helped my coordination and taught me a lot about learning a new skill. The fact that I couldn't do it straight away encouraged my curiosity and my tenacity. Plus, the pride I felt in myself when I could do it was that much greater.
Visit the creative activities page and watch my whipping top video to learn the secret to a great spin.
CE certified safe for children aged 3 years and older.
Warning: Due to the long cord which poses a danger of strangulation this toy is recommended for ages 3+. Do not allow young children to play with it unsupervised.
shipping and packaging
Plastic free, recycled & recyclable packaging.
Whipping tops are shipped within 5-7 days.
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