When my kids were little I referred to them as widgets, just some little creatures that made me laugh and surprised me with funny noises. As they have grown into teenagers I still refer to them as widgets because they do, sometimes, make me laugh and they definitely make funny (louder) noises.
Mathilda and I started making these "widgets" recently as part of our ongoing doll making adventures. (teaching her how to sew in a fun, creative way). We call them widgets (see above) and they will be available to purchase at my annual Holiday Market on Sat.
Mathilda has come up with names for all of them and stories about their widget lives.