Our friends at Instructables are running a contest that you can enter by creating a creature and submitting one or more photos. You'll have a chance to win one of ten $25 gift certificates plus a prize packet of goodies from Instructables.
If you are not familiar with this website, it is a lot of fun to explore the content created by makers like you, who provide step-by-step instructions on how to do everything you can imagine, including how to make Easter eggs dyed with onion skins or yarn, how to make French toast (as well as many other recipes), how to make a speaker out of a tree stump and how to make a greenhouse.
Below are some early entries. Get started now. Contest ends April 25th.