My daughters (3 and 5) have been begging me for one ever since they began to watch Qubo, which has a pillow pet commercial about every 5 minutes. The requests crescendo shortly after each commercial, then die off, only to recrescendo after the next commercial. Needless to say, all I hear is, "When can I get a pillow pet?....When can I get a pillow pet?"
My problem was that I couldn't swallow shelling out $20 to $40 for one of these glorified stuffed animals, so I attempted to create my own.
I went to the store to look at the real thing. I took notes and made sketches of what I thought were the components.
When I came home, I grabbed some fabric scraps and made a quick, small prototype from my notes.
Then I took the pieces from the prototype (after a few adjustments) and drew a larger pattern for the pillow pet.
Here they are on Christmas morning!
The whole thing ended up being easier and quicker than I thought it would be. I spent about $5 and one hour on each homemade pillow pet. My girls love the fact that no one else has a pillow pet just like theirs.
Does anyone want to invent a new genus and species for this animal?