The wide bowl base and large-knobbed pestle make this version of the age-old grinding tool useful in cooking and Sensorial exercises. Children are always surprised with the strong scents released from petals, leaves, seeds, and spices. Ground bits stay in the mortar because the pestle is as wide as the dish. The pestle knob is comfortable for small hands to hold. Grind herbs for teas, nuts for cooking, and eggshells for composting or artwork (eggshell collage!). Porcelain. 4" diameter. Ages 4½ and up.