With IKEA’s help, ten lucky kids’ drawings have left the realm of fantasy to become real, tangible plush toys. And it’s all for a good cause – IKEA will sell them around the world as part of its Soft Toys For Education campaign. After the finalists were chosen from a worldwide selection of cute animals and mythical creatures, IKEA’s toy designers turned them into these wonderful animal toys for sale at their stores.

IKEA has been running its Soft Toys For Education campaign for 12 years, but this is the first time they used toys designed by children. One dollar/euro from each purchase will go to UNICEF and Save The Children.

It’s a great idea, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen it – Budsies also turned kids’ drawings into fun fantasy animal toys.

More info: IKEA

Thymeo, 4 years old, Belgium

Stella, 6 years old,Cyprus

Dora, 7 years old, UK

Koen, 10 years old, Netherlands

Albert, 7 years old, Romania

You-Chen Wu, 6 years old, Taiwan

Maja, 8 years old, and John, 5 years old, Norway

Terrence, 6 years old, Malaysia

Karla, 10 years old, Croatia