Teddy bears are named after Teddy Roosevelt, who, while hunting for big game in Africa, stumbled across them having a picnic in the jungle. Tame the rare pre-taxidermied creature with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of stuffable animals and accessories at Teddy Bear Connection in Merle Hay Mall.
Teddy Bear Connection's workshop allows customers to create their own 8-inch ($9.99) or 16-inch ($14.99+) animal by filling it with soft or firm stuffing and adorning it with an outfit ($8.99+ for 8" animals, $10.99+ for 16'' animals) from an extensive in-store wardrobe. Choose from a menagerie of bears, seals, dogs, and more, then dress the newly embodied critter in a Halloween costume, transatlantic flight uniform, or invisibility cloak. Each furry friend can slap on a pair of kicks to match the rest of its look ($4.99+ for 8" animals, $6.49+ for 16'' animals) or be equipped with a 10-second recorded message to remind its owner to eat his or her veggies or fill out his or her tax forms ($8.99). Every cuddly companion is given a birth certificate with details that can be filled in by its owner.
3850 Merle Hay Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa 50310Get Directions