Harper Toy invents and manufactures unique handcrafted toys for children. These toys, game and a puzzle, are designed and produced in our studio and factory located in Oldenburg Indiana. Only one of our products, Ballinko Basic Builder 44 pc. set, has parts made in China. That outsourced choice allows us to lower the retail price for the set to $30. Animatables, the "build it and move it" building sets, as well as our soon be announced TREE BALLinko game and Buckyball puzzle are being made in the US and are available only from this website and on Etsy (harpertoy store). You won't find them on Amazon----or even in specialty toy stores. You can buy them here--direct from the manufacturer. Unique hand-crafted wooden toys made in the US, interesting toys for 5 year olds and up.

Basic builder wood building set showing all pieces
Ballinko Basic Builder 44 pc. set, a toy enjoyed by children as young as 3 years (Adults have fun with it too!) encourages the creation of biological as well as architectural forms, which it's unique spherical wood balls make possible. 
Elephant built with Basic Builder set
The "rider" pictured left (above on mobile devices) actually rolls and can be steered...the "Wheel" structure to the right  (or below) can be turned--with all its parts moving as a ferris-wheel does.
Both designs may be constructed with instructions that come with this building set.
Ballinko Buckyball Puzzle and TREE BALLinko balancing game are now available!

Ballinko® Buckyball Puzzle

Ballinko Buckyball Puzzle from Harper Toy--made in USA
Made in USA, an exclusive new puzzle from Harper Toy, Buckyball is a 150 piece brainteaser 3-puzzle which has multiple solutions. The puzzle is a model of the Carbon-60 molecule, consisting of pentagons and hexagons. Build the puzzle by assembling the 150 pieces using any color combination, or with the 12 pentagons of a solid color, 12 hexagons of a solid color, or in a graduated color progression.
Buckyball any color variation, a Harper Toy Puzzle made in USA
Any color combination
Buckyball 12 pentagon color variation, a Harper Toy Puzzle made in USA
12 solid color pentagons
Buckyball 12 hexagon color variation, a Harper Toy Puzzle made in USA
12 solid color hexagons
Buckyball graduated color variation, a Harper Toy Puzzle made in USA
Graduated color progresion
Any pattern you choose, Buckyball is a challenging puzzle. Use it as a puzzle challenge, a meditation, or an attractive art conversation piece-- constructing this 3-D puzzle is a satisfying experience. Order your Buckyball now $38.00

TREE BALLinko® -- a balancing game for 1- 4 players
TREE BALLinko balanceing game from Harper Toy, made in USA
A family game, easy to play for players ages 5 and up. The goal is to use all 36 balls and have the "tree" remain standing. As players add balls ("limbs and leaves") a loss of balance will topple the tree. The game plays until all are added and the tree is balanced. This game can be played co-operatively--where everyone wins when the tree is balanced; or it can be a competitive challange where the top score wins. (each colored ball has a value). Either way, it's fun to play. $24.00 
wood animatable Action figure shown with box
Action Figure--easy to assemble--then move to different positions by turning or re-positioning balls. 
Award winning Animatable Alex construction figure
Winner 2017 Creative Child Magazine Awards Program:
Builder Construction Toy Figures category

Award-winning* Animatables-- Build the figure, then move it into a unlimited number of possible poses.

award winning
Promotes Creative Play category
Giraffe Animatable constructed next to box
Animatable Giraffe moved in another position
Animatable Horse wood construction figure next to box
another action pose of Animatable Horse
BUILD IT! ... then MOVE IT! into an amazing number of positions

Animatable Elephant wood toy shown in another position
Animatable elephant with trunk uplifted next to box
Animatable Alex wood constructed figure

The Animatables
line consists of Action Figure, Elephant, Giraffe & Horse-- all unique wooden building toys with figures that can assume many different poses. Wooden toys made in the USA from native hardwoods, Once assembled with the enclosed easy-to-follow directions, figures can be moved into an incredible number of poses. Parts are also compatible with and may be combined with each other and with our Basic Builder set. Great toys for 5-9 year olds.


 Basic Builder

Ballinko Basic Builder has the same construction and building features of the original Ballinko Sculpture Set, but with larger parts for easier handling for younger children. This all wood 44 piece set is now in production. A great wooden toy for 3-9 year olds.


 Basic Builder

Sculpture Builder (Re-designed 104 pc. set soon to be available)

A child’s Imagination takes form with Ballinko Sculpture Builder Set— a wooden building toy designed to encourage imagination, inspire creativity, develop planning skills, hand/eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Wooden balls and links are assembled to create forms. This Sculpture Builder set includes 44 solid maple balls, 56 poplar wood links, a poplar wood base, and 3 flexible links. Below are some of the unlimited number of sculpture forms that can be created by assembling, and re-assembling the wood parts of this toy. Cool toys for 5-9 year olds (adults too)

ballinko sculpture construction set MADE IN USA
a few of the construction forms possible with Ballinko Sculpture Builder Set
Some of the many sculpture possibilities with Sculpture Builder

Sculpture Builder Set is being redesigned and will be available in the near future!