The Silly Creatures started appearing as an idea in our home stories and games in
late 2009. Read Silly Creature stories...
For Christmas that year, Simon asked Santa for a silly creature toy. He didn’t believe
that he could get it though, because he thought it was all made up and that silly
creature toys didn’t exist.
I thought I could buy a silly creature toy, but I searched everywhere and couldn’t
find any. Then I thought I could make one at a store where people can make teddy
bears and other stuffed animals. To my dismay, the choices were very limited and
there was none that looked like a silly creature.
After a lot of searching, on-line and in stores, I was able to find a couple of stuffed
funny faces. I thought I could add some arms and legs to make them look like silly
creatures. The picture to the right shows how I wanted them to look like.
But I didn’t have the skills, tools and materials to make it and I run out of time.
Christmas was coming fast, and all I had time to do was change the tag to read “Silly
After volunteering at school craft parties, I felt confident enough and I promised
Simon that we would make silly creatures during the spring break.
- “But I don’t like your silly creatures, Mama,” said Simon. “They are not supposed
to be like that,” he added.
- “Well, here is some paper. Draw them the way you think they are,” I said.
This is what he came up with, he even gave them names: Kbeus, Crayebsie and
As planned, during the spring break, we went to the fabrics and crafts store and
got the materials for our first silly creatures. Simon selected the Kbeus to go first.
After assembling all the body parts, we stuffed Kbeu-1 and I sew it closed. But Simon
asked me to open it, because he wanted to play with the stuffing, removing it and
filling it again. He was so fascinated with that, that I decided to add a hook and
loop fastener, so he could open it and close it at will.
Simon was so interested of what was inside of Kbeu-1, that I decided to add a digestive
tract composed of an esophagus, stomach and guts, respectively connected to the mouth
and to a rear opening.
Initially we used buttons for food, which Simon could feed through the mouth and
recover through the other side. He was totally fascinated with the game, and so were
our friends when we showed it to them at a play date.