After winning 1st place at the annual San Diego Inventor’s Forum Contest for their innovative creation of “Curly Petz”, Tana & Myla Zapf knew they were on to something. The entrepreneurial sister’s unique stuffed animal invention has earned them patents in the U.S & E.U.
“When we were little kids both of us lost special stuffed animals. We remembered how traumatic it was for us,” said Tana. “We came up with the idea of a stuffed animal that would hold on to a child instead of the child having to hold on to the stuffed animal.”
“Kids get distracted & tired when they’re playing,” added Myla. “How many times have parents, like ours, retraced their steps through the park, the playground, or the store, looking for that special toy?”
Curly Petz is designed around the wildly popular slap bracelet, easily curling around your arm or wrist. Kids love cuddling & playing with the animals & “slapping” them on, while parents love that they won’t get lost or fall on the ground.
Additionally, a specially designed magnetic wall mount acts as the Petz “Home Base” & keeps them organized & off the floor at home.
“We’ve had an extensive education outside of school about the business world, meeting with a manufacturer in place & several more animal designs ready-to-go — the Zapf sisters are excited to Kickstart their business, hoping to join the ranks of successful kid inventors. The campaign runs through 3/2/17! www.CurlyPetz.com