Thursday, June 27, 2013


One thing that I have discovered after having kids is that these little monkeys create a lot of artwork. Fingerpaintings, crayon drawings, glittered bombed and pom-pommed to death construction paper picasso inspired creations litter my house these days. I really wish we could keep and display each and every little masterpiece, but I'd end up on the next episode of hoarders. Okay, maybe that's fibbing a little bit. Each night, I guiltily place the bulk of the creations at the bottom of the recycle bin, right under the wine bottles and pray that they don't ask where all of their stuff went. I keep a few special pieces, tucking them away in their memory boxes. But, the bulk of it gets rotated to the rubbish bin after the obligatory weekly display in our living room.

I have to admit, some of the art pieces are just so sentimental because they show who my little ones were at that time. One day Brady came home from school with a painting of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. With a grin from ear to ear, he pulled it out of his back pack and eagerly awaited my approval. It melted my heart and I wanted that moment cemented in stone. I knew that I HAD to preserve and keep that painting forever. He was so proud he painted it and because he absolutely loves the story, we hung it up in his work area. But, I know that that fickle piece of paper will never make it through the years intact. What is a mom to do?

How do you make a meaningful piece of your child's art a keepsake? You have it made into a doll! Say wha!?! Yes, that's EXACTLY what I did when our dear little Brady presented me with that painting of his very, very favorite Very Hungry Catepillar! I have to admit, Brady isn't exactly artistic. He doesn't really enjoy creating artwork. It's just not his thing. So, for him to be ecstatic about his painting really means a lot! The piece was so meaningful for us. We were so excited to have Cryoow make it into a keepsake memento. 

The process is quite simple. It goes a little something like this.

1. You select your artwork and snap a good photo of it, making sure to get a close enough view of the artwork and its details. Like I said, we selected Brady's painting of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. We also submitted one for my friend's son, Mason. He's an amazing little artist for the young age of 8. He drew and colored a Gecko. These are the actual photos I used to submit to CRYOOW.

2. You upload the photo at to assemble your doll. 

That's it! It's that simple! After about 2 weeks, you should receive your very own Cryoow doll all the way from Bali, Indonesia! We have talked about where Indonesia is and that how a new friend was coming to visit us from there. When we received the dolls, they were wrapped really cute in their own individual Cryoow bags with matching Cryoow bracelets. Brady thought it was super cool to unwrap. It was like Christmas in June!

These are the actual dolls next to the original art work.

It's amazing how closely the dolls resemble the original artwork. The detail they added really makes it a very close match to the drawings. All of the details are stitched on and the fabric seems very durable.

Cryoow also added a sewn on tag on the back for your kiddos saying, "This original Cryoow puppet was created by ______".

They are phenomenal at making your child's art into a really cool doll. Look at some of these other examples of art turned into dolls. The attention to detail is pretty amazing.

What an amazing way to make your child's favorite drawing into a lasting keepsake. Like I said, this painting of Brady's was very special to us since at this moment in time, that is his absolute favorite book. And, because he was so proud of that painting we wanted to remember it forever. Brady absolutely loves his caterpillar doll! Just look at this grin!

Brady and his Very Hungry Caterpillar

And, my BFF's son, Mason was so surprised when he got his Gecko! He thought it was so cool to have a doll made from his drawing! And perfect timing, they just got a real Gecko that looks JUST like his doll!

Mason and his Gecko

Being the great company Cryoow is, they want to give one of you the chance to win your very own Cryoow creation! The winner will win one customized puppet, made from your submitted drawing! There are several ways to enter! See below for more details!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck everyone!


  1. LOVE these!! Would be perfect for Anna and her BFF from CA (they have created a little drawing of a heart that is half Anna and half Ainsley) :)

  2. They turned out so cute! I would totally give one to Samantha and Charlotte!

  3. My niece, she loves drawing and creating things. This is right up her alley.

  4. LOVE these dolls! I've been wanting to get Kael one of his 'proudest' drawings of Spiderman!

  5. I want one for my granddaughter

  6. My son would go crazy for one of these! Thanks for the giveaway! :)


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