Hansa is renowned the world over for it’s true to life recreations of the worlds most loved animals.
This gorgeous Platypus full-body Hand puppet is from the Australian Native collection and has been carefully hand crafted in partnership with wildlife experts and brought to life with meticulous attention to detail.
This platypus has been recreated with luxuriously soft faux fur covering its body, textured fabric with expert airbrush shading perfectly capturing the contours of the platypus’s bill and webbed feet.
This platypus’s beautiful eyes are showcased with hand trimmed light fabric inserts, making her simply irresistible as the perfect gift for friends, family or even yourself!
This Felt Platypus Toy is a great addition to your Australian-themed play setup, nursery or play space. The platypus is Australian's most unique animal because it's one of the only 5 mammals in the world that lays eggs.
- Ethically hand-felted from 100% New Zealand wool
- Coloured with azo-free dye, safe for children and pets
- Height: 3cm
- Length: 17cm
- Weight: 35g
ABC Dreaming by Warren Brim
Dingoes, bats, red-eyed green tree frogs ... an ABC of amazing Australian creatures
At last ... a unique Australian ABC book. Featuring the artwork of celebrated Queensland artist Warren Brim, ABC Dreaming introduces young children to their alphabet and the beauty of Indigenous art in a bright and fun way. With well-thought out design and an array of amazing creatures that can be found in the rainforest, both parents and teachers will love this book when introducing young children to the letters of the alphabet. ABC Dreaming has been produced in consultation with Early Childhood specialists.
(Greek platys, "broad"; pous, "foot" ), also duckbill, semi- aquatic, egg-laying mammal native to Tasmania and southern, eastern Australia. Has a unique, bird-like bill. It is one of the only three mammals in the world that lays eggs. Its 30-45cm long; the flattened tail measures 10 " 15 cm in length. Feeds on Bottom - Living Invertebrates & small vertebrates
- Length: 15.75
- Width: 3.5
- Height: 2.5
- Position: Crawling
Tucker - Plush Australian Platypus
Tucker is a platypus that is a realistic soft plush toy. The duck-billed platypus is the only mammal other than the echidna that lay eggs instead of giving birth. This handcrafted, soft and cuddly duck-billed platypus measures 36cm/14″ in length and 8cm/3″ in height.
- The perfect souvenir – rare and protected native Australian animal cuddly toy
- Excellent to use as a paper weight
- Great educational toy to learn about this iconic symbol of Australia animal.
- Also comes as a mini version to make a collection
- Made using highest quality acrylic fur
- Machine washable
- Suitable for ages 3+
Little Platypus by Nette Hilton, Nina Rycroft (Illustrator)
Little Platypus is feeling lonely. He doesn't know where he belongs. How can he find a friend who is just the same? Help him discover who he really is.
Australian Platypus Finger Puppet
The Koori Curriculums Platypus Finger Puppet is a great low cost affordable prop that can be used in multiple ways to embed Aboriginal perspectives in play and in early childhood curriculums. This resource is open ended and the possibilities for play are endless. We recommend using the Platypus Finger puppet to make reading and language group experiences engaging and fun for young children.
Tip: We have made a list of our favourite books that embed an Aboriginal perspective that we recommend pairing with our Australian animal finger puppet range. You can that view this here
Additionally, the Platypus Finger Puppet is suitable for use as a :
- Resource to use during play in a construction area
- Prop in small world dramatic play
- Puppet in dramatic play
- Resource for a puppet show
- Resource in an Australian animal interest/learning station
- Provocation on art table
- Prop for singing songs