I might have mentioned Zoomorphs last year as one of my favorite gifts of the season. If so, today is a repeat - and a breach of my self imposed rule about never repeating the same idea twice.
But, if it's true and I already shared Zoomorphs, then let it serve as a true testament to what a great gift I think these are for young creative minds. It's a year later and this toy is still going strong in my house.
In fact, if I worked in an office and had a steady stream of people coming in and out, I would be tempted fill my candy dish with Zoomorphs. What a great conversation piece it would be endless amounts of fun for your office mates.
The concept is easy. Animal parts designed to be interchangeable. Take the head of a feline and combine it with the body of a zebra, the legs of a cheetah, elephant, dinosaur, and zebra. Top the whole thing off with a pink tail and what do you have?
How about a Pink Zephtahsaur?
I know what you veteran moms are thinking. Is she crazy? Those insidious hunks of plastic will be strewn around my house in minutes... no seconds. In cushions, under couches, stuck in lights, wedged in drawers, and tucked in the bed sheets. Forget it!
Ours are stored in a kitchen cabinet, so I can bring them out in the evening while the kids are waiting for dinner to be ready. No muss, no fuss.
Today is Wednesday, so I thought I'd whack your thinking a bit. Take a look at the creatures below and try naming them. You'll see what I mean about this toy being fun.
Here's one.Now two.
And then three.
Try your hand at naming all three or select just one. How about a Starbucks coffee, on me, to the person who comes up with a name that my boys think is most clever?
P.S. $16.99 for this box of endless fun and creativity.
Signing off until tomorrow....