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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jeremie Guerra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ayra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And here we have a future ghostbuster!

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. I do. Occasionally. Not in a suicidal manner, don't worry. ♥ Just on an innocent fantasy basis. When you've got a headache, or your head feels too heavy because you cought a cold... Don't you just want to get rid of it for a while and put it back on after taking a rest?

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Cat Meow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Cat Meow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwww. Poor Spidey, he got his heart broken

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i_know_im_amazing
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes dear, but just look at all of the eggs you can collect when you clean up.

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Jeremie Guerra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Stille20
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Coffee is like that mask that pops out on air planes. You have to have your coffee first so you are better able to help your children

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Glenna Wheatley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was obviously after the Paris attacks. Poor little thing. It's a shame we have to tell our children about such horrors. It's a shame because they happen.

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Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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darknessIsMyOutfit
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is perfect for one of those non romantic Valentine cards

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sweetie, change positions, and it will move for you. :D

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Tasha Harris
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My son knows I love Deadpool and told me I need to buy Dad a Deadpool suit

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Nele
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think nobody should be afraid to not look fabulous, it doesn't matter who's watching. And it kind of sucks that a little girl is already taught to worry about this kind of things.

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Christianna Fenton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is something in the way: " Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped Have all become my pets And I'm living off of grass And the drippings from the ceiling But it's okay to eat fish 'Cause they don't have any feelings"

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June Pixeld
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are so beautifully drawn, i could really see a book coming together from it:)

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Jim
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fireworks in my butt, i love this kid.

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darknessIsMyOutfit
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has tigers wants lions all she needs is a bear and we can call her Dorothy.

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GlassOfWater
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ant-man's feeling the rejection.

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