My brother and I used to race snails in our garden when we were small - now we can recreate the fun indoors without bothering any actual snails with Ric Rac's Racing Snail Tutorial.
Made from felted jumpers, the snails seem pretty easy to make and the one in the tute has a really endearing expression:
If you want to go the whole hog, there's a racetrack to make as well (see below). I reckon the whole thing would make a great Chrimbo pressie (I'm mentally preparing a list of things to make already).
Via CRAFT Magazine.