Kids can let their imaginations run wild playing with the recently released Clump-O-Lump stuffed animals, a zip-and-match menagerie of zany creatures invented by the little ones themselves. Created by an equally youthful and ambitious industrial design student, Max Knecht, the modular design allows for children to unzip each animal—the family includes squids, frogs, bumblebees and more—into three separate pieces to be mixed up with others in a multitude of combinations, from wildly species-bending critters for cuddling to mega-monsters that snake around the playroom.
Jen Bilik, founder of the creatively humorous Knock Knock shop, acquired Knecht's design after being instantly charmed by his prototype when they met in 2010. Knecht remains involved in the production of the expanding family, which each sell at an affordable $25. For a closer look at the curious creatures check out the Clump-O-Lump website.