After transforming a drawing by a four-year-old boy into a stuffed toy, Wendy Tsao began turning other children's two-dimensional artwork into three-dimensional playthings. Tsao's since founded Child's Own Studios, a website where she builds toys based exactly on kids' illustrations. The results are charming and — given your average child's grasp of anatomy — extraordinarily surreal. Tsao's crafted dozens of trippy toys, and here's but a small sampling. The above illustration is "Dad" by 7-year-old Soren.
Luke Skywalker by 5-year-old Archer.
A monster by 33-month-old Bryce.
"Stobbayew" the six-legged, egg-laying bunny by 4-year-old Maya.
A four-armed robot by 4-year-old Cole.
A dinosaur by 5-year-old Ollie.
By 5-year-old Mirza.
"Mom" by 7-year-old Soren.
By 3-year-old Romi.
A dog by 5-year-old Alex.
A monster by 5-year-old Connor.
By 3-year-old Elizabeth.
A bunny by 8-year-old Avery.
A unicorn by 5-year-old Isabella.
Bodger by 4-year-old Tiger.
A puppy by 4-year-old Kennedy.
A porcupine by 5-year-old Ethan.
A monster by 8-year-old Jacob.
A man by 3-year-old Aidan.
If you're a gift-giving adult (or a child who's way too young to be reading this website, we cuss occasionally around here), you can commission your own stuffed toy over at Child's Own. There's also a ton of other wacky playthings at Tsao's Flickr account. For a similarly minded project, see The Monster Engine, where Dave Devries gives kids' doodles the epic portrait treatment.