If you happened to be in Ikea recently, you might have noticed a few new plush toys around the place.

They look something like this:

Adorable, right?

As it turns out, the story behind them is even more adorable. Ikea choses ten designs from around the world and put said designs into reality.

The only difference is that each of the designs were made by actual children from their own imagination. As Carol McSeveny, IKEA's Childrens' sales leader explained, the "final creations show that anything is possible with children’s imaginations."

The above design was made by eight-year old Olivia Wildman from Essex, UK. "We fell in love with Olivia’s drawing when we first saw it, and we have stayed true to her illustration, right down to the little legs and quizzical expression that give it a character all of its own," said McSeveny.

The toys are still available in most Ikeas and €1 from each toy purchased goes to UNICEF's child education projects around the globe.

This one's definitely our favourite.


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