Steph Mantis—

In short, a human being, making, thinking, reframing, sharing, and loving with high hopes of inspiring the same in others.

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2. Animal Butt Magnets

Animal Butt Magnets / 2010
Produced by Kikkerland

            Animal butt magnets are the by-product of my Pack Rack. After months of cutting off heads and saving the bodies because I saw them as potential material, I started cutting off the front legs to make butt magnets. Initially, the profit margin’s were amazing; I was using “waste” material that had already been paid for AND a good amount of labor was already done. So my costs became the magnets and packaging.

Animal butt magnets became my best selling product, eventually flipping the margins, but by this time Kikkerland had expressed interest in licensing them so I gratefully agreed. A few years later, I’m proud to say animal butt magnets have been and continue to be one of their best selling items (cat butts in particular.)