I chose to make a snail because there is a saying I like that I want my class to remember all year:
It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop.
I think it's a great saying to keep up motivation when you might feel like you aren't good at something or aren't getting anywhere with what you are trying to do.
I got the pattern for the toy from an Etsy store:
She has some other cute patterns and instant download which I always appreciate so I can get started right away! I'd rather like to make the crab and the lamb pin cushion. I found the pattern quite easy to follow and well set out. If you have never made a toy like this before you might need to try a few very in depth tutorials first to get the hang of the process, however she does include a file with extra tips for and explanations.