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How to Make an Interactive Shape-Shifter Fabric Toy with Snaps

A SnapazooTM is an ingenius puzzle toy made from fabric and strategically-placed snaps.  By folding the fabric in various ways, you can create dozens of different animal shapes.  Sort of like origami!  To read more about the Snapazoo and its origins, visit Snapazoo.com.

Please note that the SnapazooTM is trademarked. This page is provided for informational purposes and for personal use only.  Commercial use is prohibited.

Snapazoos are no longer manufactured but you can use KAM snaps to quickly and easily make your own version.   Here are a few different tutorials generously provided by our fellow KAMsnappers:

This is the most comprehensive: http://www.lilbabythangs.net/Snapazoo%20Pattern.pdf (Thanks, Carolyn P.)

Here is another template.  The diagram will print on 3 pages which you can tape together, as shown below on the right.

 

For the fabric, you can use anything with some thickness and density to it, such as 3 layers of blizzard/thick fleece. Other suggestions have been felt or neoprene.

Here's one that Nicole P-W shared with us, made with KAM snaps and 2 layers of blizzard fleece in 15 minutes!

 

There are dozens of different animal shapes you can form.  Here are some folding instructions provided by Amy Marsen.  You can also visit these other sites:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeansnow/112945326/

 

http://imgur.com/rxF6H

 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.336496089730683.84407.100001108838099&type=3

 

And of course, http://snapazoo.com/makeanimals.html

 

We'd love to see the various shapes you've made with your snappy fabric toy!  You can email pics to sales(at)kamsnaps.com or post them on our Facebook page.