Business is child’s play

Megan McCullow and Laura Must with the Adoptable Animals at The Folio shop in Church Square, Hartlepool
Megan McCullow and Laura Must with the Adoptable Animals at The Folio shop in Church Square, Hartlepool
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DESIGNING toys is proving to be child’s play for students.

Advanced diploma art and design students from Cleveland College of Art and Design have been making and marketing their own designs called Adoptable Animals in The Folio shop, in Church Square, Hartlepool.

Megan McCullow, Laura Must, Peter Jackson, Jake Lowes and Emma Alderton came up with the idea of slot-together toys that would be easy to assemble, colourful and fun.

They all worked on the designs of the animals which were cut to size using a laser to ensure the perfect fit.

Tutor Amanda Smith said: “They have done everything needed in this project to create a product and get it to market successfully.

“They have learned so many skills in doing this and I am really proud of the designs they have produced.

They have received a fantastic reaction from customers which they were able to hear first-hand.”

Adoptable Animals consist of a colourful collection of creatures, including apes, rabbits, parrots, hedgehogs, giraffes and penguins.

They are all made of card and are completely recyclable, costing from £4.50 for an assembled animal or £6 for a kit.