As a long time fan of My Neighbor Totoro and eco-objects for kids, what what could be better than merging eco-qualities with Totoro goodies… not much right!?
However, it’s tough to find great Totoro goods that are also eco-friendly (thank goodness for Etsy). Below are some super cute goodies I’ve found that fans of Totoro and green living will be happy to call their own.
Handmade to order with renewable, eco-friendly Bamboo. Perfect for a nursery or playroom.
Nursing necklace inspired by My neighbor Totoro. Made only from natural materials (100% cotton thread, unfinished wood beads from beech trees without paint and varnish) and zero small metal or plastic pieces. Custom colors can be requested.
Handmade needle felting kit that allows you and your child to craft their own 3D Totoro. The kit comes with high quality japanese felt wool, ceramic cup, felting needle, and felting mat pad.
A fun and unique Totoro and his friends illustration printed on a vintage dictionary page. Each piece is one-of-a-kind! Frame not included.
This necklace features a handmade fine silver heart pendant stamped with a sweet little Totoro with a flower and a friendly soot sprite. Handmade in Oregon with silver from recycled sources. This sweet charm can also be personalized.
Grab your organic yarn and use this downloadable PDF pattern to make an adorable baby or child-sized hat.
Super cute Totoro colored soy candle scented with sweet cherry blossom, Japanese woodlands and a hint of cedar wood!
High quality stainless steel cookie cutters to make adorable Totoro cookies, sandwich cut-outs or cakes.
Food-grade Silicone mold that allows you to make really cool Totoro candies, chocolates, or ice cubes. Nonstick, plus BPA, PVC and Phthalate free.
What about the movie Totoro?
Haven’t seen Totoro? You and your kids are missing out. Totoro is hands down one of the best movies ever made for kids and one of my son Cedar’s favorites from a young age.
However, if you’re looking to buy Totoro keep in mind that there are two versions. The older version, made in 1988 is the better version in my opinion, but then again, that’s the version I saw first, so Cedar and I probably got used to the dubbed voices in that version. Below is the original trailer for the 1988 version, which doesn’t really do the movie justice (yeah, it’s a little weird) but it’ll give you an idea of what to expect.
There’s also a newer, Disney-released version with some bigger stars doing the voices. Of course, it’s still a very good film, but due to me seeing the older version first, I just don’t like it as much.
So, all in all, I do suggest the older version first if you can find it. Sadly, it’s near impossible to find the older version since Disney took it over (way too bad). I will say that if you haven’t seen the movie at all yet, your family may be just as happy with the newer version.
I’ve looked everywhere, but can’t find the older version. You may want to check out places that sell used DVDs and you might be able to find it. If not though, here is a link to the NEWER version –> My Neighbor Totoro.