The Eameses created The Little Toy as a small variation of The Toy. In contrast to its larger predecessor, which was made for people to play “in,” Charles and Ray made this design for children and adults to play “with.”
One could make small sets, tents, and houses to use with other toys and objects. Instead of the more flexible material used with The Toy, The Little Toy used more rigid cardboard. The Little Toy was manufactured until 1961.