«Kotopotam» Turns Children’s Drawings into Toys

«Kotopotam» Turns Children’s Drawings into Toys

Photo: Kotopotam FB page«Kotopotam» is a unique workshop owned by Iryna Pihal and Volodymyr Zhuravkin, where children’s drawings are turned into super cute and creative plush toys. In case your child has an imaginary friend and a drawing of it, Kotopotam will make a real cool toy out of it.

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The idea of turning children drawings into toys isn’t actually new. IKEA has recently turned children's drawings into actual plush toys. Winning designs raised money for kids' charities. The 10 winning entries have been recreated in loving detail by Ikea's toy designers, and the creations are now on sale as part of the chain's annual fundraiser. Since launching the charity effort in 2003, the Ikea Foundation has donated more than $90 million to global children's needs.

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Photo: Kotopotam FB page 
Ukrainian creative brand «Kotopotam» was created over 2 years ago. It all stared with the making of a toy for Iryna Pihal and Volodymyr Zhuravkin friends’ kid, whose new toy created a real hype in the kindergarten. Soon «Kotopotam» got many orders for whimsical monsters, colorful animals and other unimaginable creatures.
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Photo: Kotopotam FB page
«Kotopotam» became a real hit last year, after widely discussed in the social media story of a school boy whose family portrait was strongly criticized by his art teacher. Irma and Volodymyr made a couple of pillows with kid’s family portrait drawing on them. These pillows made «Kotopotam» internationally famous, now the workshop has orders from Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and other European countries.

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Photo: Kotopotam FB page
All the toys are handmade from highest quality eco-friendly and anti-allergic materials. «Kotopotam»’s clients are of different ages, from 2 to 27. The team tries to create most accurate toys, just as they are pictured on drawings. That requires a lot of creativity and skills, however all the works are of an exceptionally high quality. Some parents have ordered 3-4 toys for kids as kids just love them.

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Photo: Kotopotam FB page
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You can order toys by sending drawing via e-mail or Facebook. Be prepared to wait for you order, as «Kotopotam» workshop is really popular. However, all the waiting time will be justified by the genuine excitement of your child holding a whimsical creature he/she had drawn in their own hands.

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