These lacquered (various colors) beads are made of maple and beech wood from European forests and are entirely FSC. The varnish used for the colored beads is non-toxic and safe. This lacquer is also applied to, for example, pacifier cords for babies. Practice fine motor skills and eye/hand coordination with stringing and stitching as they come with a hole. The large beads are suitable for children from 4 years of age.