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The latest art trend transforms kids' art into real objects.


Maddox Jolie-Pitt is like most 6-year-old boys. He likes to draw guns. But unlike most little boys, his mom wears a representation of one of his gun drawings as a gold charm around her neck. Jolie tells Entertainment Weekly "Mad, our 6-year-old, drew a machine gun, and Brad had it made into a necklace, which is really sweet. It's really cute. I think it's really good!''

It's actually the latest trend in kid art: transforming childlike scribbles into toys, stuffed animals or in Angelina's case, a solid-gold gun.

Toy companies are taking note of the desire to transform kids' art into tangible toys. FAO Schwarz offers something called Make-My-Own-Monster Kit, which allows kid to create a monster based on their own drawing. Another company, Stuff Your Doodles, has a green angle, creating the stuffed toys with recycled materials.

And if you've ever wondered what kids art would look like drawn in a realistic style, a new book called The Monster Engine by artist Dave Devries takes reinterpreting a child's drawing to a new level -- recreating them as hyper-realistic paintings.

Click on an image to view our Monster Engine Gallery!

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
ShellyKP June 16, 2008, 10:06 PM

That’s a really neat idea!

Mel June 27, 2008, 12:11 PM

I love the jewelry at

Nicole July 10, 2008, 11:21 AM

How much money do you people have?
What happened to hanging pictures on the wall and letting your child know it is special by commenting on it as you walk dowm the hall. This keeping up with the Jones is annoying to me!
If all of us would get out of this materialistic world and teach our kids that joy comes from love and not things, we might not have so many people in dbt up to their eyes, trying to out do each other. Show your child they are appreciated by your attitude not your wallet!

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