If you have piles of your kid’s drawings and artwork and don’t know what to do with it, a company called Budsies might have a solution for that. Parents who want to keep a part of their kid’s imagination forever can now turn their drawings into a plush toy.
Alex Furmansky founded Budsies in 2013, inspired by his younger sister’s artwork. He thought to himself “What if I could turn a drawing into a stuffed animal friend that would last forever?” This turned out to be a great idea and now, not only kids but artists as well, are turning their masterpieces into toys, thanks to Budsies.
“In the beginning, most of the orders were of kids’ drawings, doodles, and other artwork. Now, we see everything from a child’s first drawing, to detailed original characters, author’s book characters, sports team mascots and more. The idea is truly limitless and that’s what makes Budsies so special,” Budsies representative Melissa told Bored Panda.
The company claims they’ve made more than 76,000 toys ever since they were founded, and people from all over the world are buying these works of art. Take a look at some of the toys and their proud creators.