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Children Designed Toys for Ikea and Everything About This Is Adorable

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ikea-tiger-thing(Via Ikea)

Children are better at designing toys than we are. Sure, we adults might design horses that have four legs, but who is to say how many legs a horse should have, anyway? Ikea decided to let the experts design its new stuffed toys, and everything about this is adorable.

According to AdWeek, Ikea’s new toys are part of its Soft Toys for Education fundraiser. Ikea had children submit designs for soft toys, and 10 were selected to be put into production. For every Ikea children’s book or soft toy sold–not just the kid-designed ones–Ikea will donate $1 to fund children’s education programs through Unicef and Save the Children. Here are some of the winning drawings that were turned into this year’s toys:

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(Via Ikea)

And here they are in toy form.

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The dinosaur in the hat is one of my favorites.

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This bat was designed by a 7-year-old boy named Albert who comes from Romania, and I just adore that.

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And this fat, soft, horse thing was created by a 4-year-old named Rosita from Canary Island, and Rosita has an excellent sense of color for a 4-year-old.

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All the winning toys are available at Ikea for between $3.99 and $9.99. Any Ikea children’s book or soft toy counts for the donation to Unicef and Save the Children, but the kid-designed ones are really the cutest.