If you’re certain your kids have moved past the soft toy phase – these undeniably endearing creatures may have you thinking twice. My three-year-old son has a morbid (but I’m sure perfectly normal little-boy-behaviour) fascination with squishing anything that crawls, slithers or has the misfortune to cross his path. Spiders, snails and worms are all in the firing line. He will then study with intense concentration whatever remains.
I know it’s all part of learning about his little world – but it’s gross – not to mention time consuming to clean his shoes. I’ve no doubt he’d be thoroughly amused and enthralled by the Clump-o-Lumps, a bunch of soft toys which are rather charming as stand alone animals, but become even more interesting when they reveal their alternate identities.
Clump-o-Lumps can be unzipped, to reveal a head, torso and legs, which can be interchanged by simple zipping them onto the body parts of a fellow Clump-o-Lump. These creatures are designed to be pulled apart and rejoined – in a huge array of configurations.
They come in six designs – a tiger, frog, shark, bee, squid and bird. Fancy having a tiger with a bee’s belly and frog legs? The possibilities for pretend play are endless, and there are countless hours of stories to be told. Clump-o-Lumps are US$25 each, plus shipping, from Knock Knock.
(via Small For Big)