I love softies that are interactive. The more they can pop up, flip around, or turn inside out, the cooler they are. Everyone wants to play with them, no matter how old we might be.
A few months ago I created a book of animal puzzle ball toys for Annie’s that will be coming out over the summer. When we first began working on the book they asked me to come up with a list of animals. The editor accepted my whole list, except for the unicorn. She wanted an elephant instead.
The elephant was fun to make, but my 10-year-old loves unicorns (she walks around telling everyone, “Always be yourself, except if you can be a unicorn. Then be a unicorn.”)
So, with Annie’s permission, I’ve created a unicorn puzzle ball pattern to release on my own.
I made this little stop motion video so you can see how it works:
The pattern for this softie will be out on Wednesday. It’s actually really simple to sew. There are 12 separate segments that you assemble to create the three rings. Figuring out how to put the rings back together once you take them apart may be the hardest part, but it’s a puzzle after all! That’s the fun.