Dad Turns His Kids' Imaginative Designs Into Simple, Yet Whimsical, Wooden Toys

Some of the toys have little waving arms, others with conjoined heads, some have noses and some don't.

The imagination of kids never ceases to surprise and amaze us. So, when Taiwanese artist Yen Jui-Lin decided to co-design wooden toys with his two kids, the results were unsurprisingly whimsical and beautiful. 

According to My Modern Met, the toys are made with different types of woods, stains, and varnishes. Some have little waving arms, others with conjoined heads, some have noses and others don't. My Modern Met also notes that a few of the figurines are even functional and can be used as "vases, with grass or flowers as sprouting tufts of hair." 

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This isn't the first time we've seen adults turning kids' imagination into reality. in 2015, Budsies turned children's drawings into plush toys, giving back to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania to help children going through cancer treatments. In 2016, one Reddit user started reimagining their kids' drawings into images from the real world. And Umano, a clothing company that promotes art education around the world, enlists kids to create their graphics. 

Such projects encourage children to embrace their creative sides — something that is so important for them. 

"The arts are essential. They teach students innumerable lessons — practice makes perfect, small differences can have large effects, collaboration leads to creativity," Americans for the Arts reports. "The arts also teach children that there [are] several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution."

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