Every year I make Christmas Eve gifts for my 2 kids. This year, Jaybird's gift included a cute little manta ray pencil topper.
What started out as one manta ray quickly turned into several, and now there is a whole family: Charles, Martha, and Little Sunny Ray.
They work as finger puppets (they don't bite too hard), pencil/marker toppers and desk buddies.
If you are looking for a quick, quirky knit, the pattern for the Manta Ray Family is available on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy.