Omaha-based graphic designers Martin and Michelle Bruckner live with a constant source for creative ideas - their 5-year-old daughter, Harper Grace. She says the wackiest and hilariously funny things sometimes, and her dad had a stroke of genius when he decided to start drawing them. Visualizing the things kids say is a daunting task, but his cool drawings are somehow exactly what we would expect a "cute Batman" or a "circus goat" to look like.

The project is named Spaghetti Toes, a title which originates from a family dinner conversation when Michelle had to inform young Harper Grace that pasta certainly has no place near anyone's feet. It's innocently comical moments like these that feed the fire of Martin's colorful and unique artworks. As absurd as they may be, they remind us of a time when our imaginations were also limitless and make us wonder if it might be worthwhile to take life a little less seriously.

Enjoy some of Spaghetti Toes' greatest hits below, and be sure to vote for the cute drawings that speak to your inner child the most. You can also check out Martin's latest book, I Love You With All My Butt, here.

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

I can imagine my 5-year-old niece praying to Elsa, too. Why do little kids love her so much?

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

I like her way of thinking

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

That's really beautiful, both the thought and the illustration!

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Brownie emoji
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3 years ago

This one is mu favorite

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Maybe, somewhere in a galaxy far away... There are people with, say, green skin? ♥ Gotta love them too. ★★★★♥

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Marie
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3 years ago

This one is so poetic

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Ayra
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3 years ago

And here we have a future ghostbuster!

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John L
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3 years ago

I wish my legs would hurry up and stretch like your's.

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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3 years ago

Is the 4rth guy Spiderman??? ;-)

i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

Of course! He always walks around looking for marriage proposals!

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Lynnie Hendricks
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3 years ago

Tried it. Doesn't work.

DancingToMyself
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3 years ago

Go viral! :)

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AWESOMEPAWESOME
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3 years ago

Tht be me I'd totally do that

darknessIsMyOutfit
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3 years ago

This is pretty much adulthood... And then you get divorced... Just love and live together (yes in sin sorry Bible thumpers) that way nothing bad happens. Once you sign that certificate you're now his property. Why else take his name?

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Dawn Warburton
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3 years ago

This one should have way more votes...

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Lost Boy
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3 years ago

This kinda creepy._.

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Don't anyone ever dare and make her feel like she can't

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Awwww. Poor Spidey, he got his heart broken

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i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

I like how poetic most of these are... and then there's this!

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John L
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3 years ago

That sounds Wonderful! But be careful of which direction you turn.

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Franziska G.
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3 years ago

Oh I know that!

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Mibo Dumplings
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3 years ago

This kid going places

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John L
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3 years ago

Here are the tools Little One. With my encouragement we can fix it together.

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

This kid knows how to be poetic

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Daria B
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3 years ago

...and joind the X-Men! ♥

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Oh no! Not the chicken mess again!!! :)

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Ayra
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3 years ago

Could be me, but with pizza *lol*

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

I would like to know how did she came to that specific question :)

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giulia earheart
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3 years ago

Hahah! So cute!

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Roos
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3 years ago

Hihi... That's so sweet

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

and when the heart doesn't feel well he transforms himself into a french heart? Well, as I'm french, I feel that my heart also doesn't feel that good...^^

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GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

I don't think would want to though...

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Chubby Unicorn
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3 years ago

She's felt a racoon before?

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Pi...
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3 years ago

I'd like to have this illustration on a tee shirt! :-D

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Roos
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3 years ago

Awh

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John L
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3 years ago

And its Such a Stickler too............

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GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

Opportunity for dirty interpretations may be unintentionally taken.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

She must be Pollon and her father is Apollon. (Refference to an anime about Greek mythology)

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Amber Ice
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3 years ago

XD

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darknessIsMyOutfit
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3 years ago

That's the "Swedish" thing ever

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Julemule
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3 years ago

Nighthawks

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MissGreenGamer
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3 years ago

aawwwwww

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Don't be scared, daddy will always see you as the most fabulous :)

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DancingToMyself
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3 years ago

Like it

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Talia Johnson
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3 years ago

The best!

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Pi...
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3 years ago

The paediatrician should wear a costume!

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Roos
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3 years ago

Hihi

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Kristin Freudenthal
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3 years ago

So funny!

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Talia Johnson
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3 years ago

This sounds like my kind of shopping trip!

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Doris Culverhouse
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3 years ago

just like a child.

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Kariann Marryatt
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3 years ago

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Amber Ice
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3 years ago

Sneaking :')

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Mmhmm...and they sound like cupcakes!

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GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

???? So random - I love it!

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GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

Ant-man's feeling the rejection.

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GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

So beautiful!

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

No you can't!!!

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Near Lawliet
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3 years ago

Yeppppp!!! I knowwwwwww

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Julemule
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3 years ago

She looks happy though

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Some people kinda really do that actually....

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darknessIsMyOutfit
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3 years ago

Shakespeare eat your heart out.

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darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
3 years ago

I was horrified at the language that he was allowing his children to use then i read the caption. Then it was funny.

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John L
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3 years ago

She must use a deodorant stone like I do.

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Karenpotato
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3 years ago

People respect plaid. That's awesome

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Lauren Duffy
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3 years ago

My little boy used to ask if his elephant was alive and I would say, do you think he is alive, and he would say, no mummy don't be stupid, SHE isn't alive...but she isn't dead either! He's a smart kid. I had zombie elephant dreams after that ha ha

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Beth Isabelle Gregory
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3 years ago

You go,girl!

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