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Eleplant / Toy


Eleplant is a construction based toy that slots together to form a planter that children can grow their plants within. It is innovative as it is made from biodegradable material to degrade itself along with the plants making it into a living object. Information and picture about the animal is printed on the surface of the board which can cultivate children's brain and broaden their horizon. Moreover, by watering the eleplant, seeds inside the body will turn to grass which afford the toy its own life. After several months, it can be buried under soil which will degrade itself through a environmentally friendly way.


University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Mingwei Zhang,
University of Edinburgh

Yanjie Chen,
University of Edinburgh

Qing Zhang,
University of Edinburgh

Keshin Lim,
University of Edinburgh