Lots of children these days are so much into technology that they have no interest to pick up a pencil once in a while anymore. The Monster Project, which was featured on Bored Panda before, aims to change that. It is based out of Texas and brings together elementary students and more than 100 professional artists that work together “to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential.” Inspired by children’s doodles, artists recreate them in their own unique way, making it fun not only for the kids, but also for themselves.

"With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don’t have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That’s a monstrous trend we would like to destroy," reads their website. "By collaborating with the students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, we hope to help them recognize the value of their ideas and make them feel excited about the potential of their own minds. Creativity comes in many forms, and we hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world we share."

Scroll down to see the adorable results of children and artists collaboration from the last year for yourself!

More info: themonsterproject.org

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

That's a cute - poke-mon-ster!

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Never More!

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Tiffany Wilson
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2 years ago

Reminds me of a Wisp from Brave.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

Okay! That's a professional monster!

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Matthew Hyder
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2 years ago

Feels like Ghibli, LOL. XD

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

patchy-kun

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

Courage the cowardly dog is the first thing which came into my mind!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

This kid is going places!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

Love-Monger!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

I want a cartoon to be made out of this character... cuteness overloaded!

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Alysha Jones
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2 years ago

Dude, he is shooting people out of his toes to stay in the air. That's hard core. haha

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3ke
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2 years ago

That's cool

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Kyla Alexis
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2 years ago

This one creeps me out so much and I don't know why

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Elise Mon
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2 years ago

this is a quite uncomfortable image

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DeadStillPretty
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2 years ago

I love that. It's like a power-up in a video game about unicorns.

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Alysha Jones
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2 years ago

This one is a favorite.

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

Look out for the cuddle monster!!!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

That's one way of holding underpants!

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Anne Glassman
Community Member
2 years ago

Krumm's cousin?

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Kerry Pye
Community Member
2 years ago

frankenbird

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Christoph G
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2 years ago

one of my favourites :)

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

nice one .. giant house mover?

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Those breasts are in place where eyes should be and I cannot undo that thought. Making eye-to-eye contact difficult. I am destined for hell.

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Bianca Ypey
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1 year ago

Why do I think of cupecakes, when I see this?

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Smoofy
Community Member
2 years ago

"Oh hello small human."

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

Pennywise from Monsters INC.

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DeadStillPretty
Community Member
2 years ago

...mutated jackrabbit?

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

When you eat a bunch of acid and now rainbow cat is your spirit animal guiding you through the woods.

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Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
2 years ago

There's no way it's not Trump

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Smoofy
Community Member
2 years ago

A octopus with bath toys

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

exactly 100%

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Jhoa
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this one lacks the intenseness of the original piece ~

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

Just the Illuminati, Nothing to see here.

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KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 years ago

you forgot his left ballsack knee cap lol

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Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

this looks like boobahs on acid *shudders*

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

love the color .. it will make cute wallpapes

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

it's cute .. flying spider + sneakers + boxing gloves

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

How an alien met your grandmother

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

It's on his shirt so it must be true.

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

more badass

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DeadStillPretty
Community Member
2 years ago

...M...Mr. Hankey? In a German sex dungeon, is that you?

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3ke
Community Member
2 years ago

Sea Dragon!

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

The rare land ponchoctopus

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

I like his scarf.

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

A little Luchademon!

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The Cappy
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep. I think that's exactly what the kid was trying to go for.

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DeadStillPretty
Community Member
2 years ago

We all relate, bro, love can be terrifying.

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DeadStillPretty
Community Member
2 years ago

I like how the cars just keep driving nonchalantly. "Just a giant three eyed orange monster, nothing to see here."

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The Cappy
Community Member
2 years ago

Pancake monster! :)

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The Cappy
Community Member
2 years ago

This guy is cool. But... I think he's green and that's his brain in the middle of all those eyes. Just sayin' ;)

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

Sponge-bob tentacle-pants!

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Eric
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a guy trying to get a date on Feb 14

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Sarjana Lastname
Community Member
2 years ago

Are children really getting these monster ideas from kids stuff, and children programs today? Impact. Most of these are not scary at all. They really are. this is clearly monster version from teletubbies.

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

Do you even scare Bra?!?!

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

my wall calendar ran away!

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Jhoa
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow.

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Erica Goodman
Community Member
2 years ago

Those knees

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

This needs to be on shirt or new show or in nightmare.

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Corinne Wiedemann
Community Member
2 years ago

Evil peacock bean XD

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

That is some detail!

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

I am grot.

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

looks so different

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Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks Mischievous.

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

three headed tribal dragon

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