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A Company Turns Children's Drawings And Doodles Into Plush Toys

Dan
April 9, 2019

Every kid deserves to have a special plush toy. There's nothing wrong with your standard teddy bear, but having a custom toy that's made just for you is all the more special. Fortunately, one company is creating just that.

The company is called Budsies.

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The premise of Budsies is simple: draw up your dream stuffed animal, send the drawing to Budsies, and they'll create it from scratch. As we'll see, the way they bring these drawings to life is incredible.

Whatever you want, they'll make it.

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We've all seen those Build-a-Bear workshops where you can create your own teddy bear. They're cool, but at the end of the day, they're all just...bears. The creations from Budsies can be anything you want.

Big or small, they'll craft it.

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This ginormous (seriously, it's like six feet long), huggable plush dragon was commissioned by children's author Angie Lucas. It depicts the star of her book, My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon.

The company was founded in 2013.

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Founder Alex Furmansky says he took inspiration from the fantastical drawings made by his sister. He wanted to find a way to bring kids' drawings to life in a creative way.

These are intricate.

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No matter the style of the original drawing, the Budsies plushies make every effort to include every last detail. This plush "Leonardo da Serpenty" has every marking from the original artwork.

They come in all sorts of different forms.

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With this pic, Budsies suggested an intriguing use for their toys: kids whose parents are on military deployment. A custom plushie or their mom or dad can help ease the pain of separation.

Kids clearly love their creations.

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Because seriously, what kid wouldn't be in love with a stuffed animal that they designed? Here, Brooke is shown with her plushie Lizooke, designed in collaboration with her cousin.

They're all soft and plushie.

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Whether the stuffed creature is a snuggly animal or a mechanical robot, every one is made of soft plush with a soft filling — perfect for kids to fall asleep with.

Another robot!

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Clearly it's a popular choice. Madie designed her simple robot buddy back in her pre-kindergarten days and was absolutely delighted to open a box to see her creation brought to life.

It's empowering for kids.

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With this post, shared on World Autism Awareness Day, Budsies said, "Using drawing as a coping mechanism, these young artists have created some incredible characters. We are so lucky to have been able to turn their creations into custom plushies!"

Hybrid creatures? Why not!

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Because the only real limitation to these plushies is a kid's creativity, just about anything is possible. This is Paula with her plushie Yuri, who's a blue coyote-cat hybrid.

Need a mascot?

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If this creation looks like a gamer, that's because it is. Tyler designed this one to be a mascot of sorts for his gaming channel on YouTube. It turned out great!

These creations have personality.

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Because they come from a drawing that a kid likely put a lot of thought into, they also come with whatever personality the kid imbued them with. This is Janiero's custom monster, who likes to listen to music and ride his skateboard.

Celebs love them too.

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For those who haven't seen Fuller House, these are the Messitt twins, who are regulars on the reboot. From the looks of this pic, they're pretty happy with their matching plushies.

Every color is captured.

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When a kid draws, they tend to use just about every color at their disposal. When Budsies gets one of these drawings, they make sure to capture every last color.

The hero we need.

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Dayton created this superhero, who has the decidedly un-superhero name of Jeff. I don't know what Jeff does, but it's probably super. Bubsies says he's out to make the world a more huggable place.

The attention to detail is incredible.

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It would be easy enough to create something that more or less looks like the original drawing. But these Bubsies creations capture every last nuance, right down to the drawing's facial expression.

Yeah, this would be my reaction too.

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Because how could you not be amazed and overjoyed upon receiving a cuddly plushie that looks exactly like the one you sketched out? Check out Budsies on Instagram!