Budsies – A Special Buddy For Life!



If you are like me, you love seeing your little ones develop and grow and become more creative.

If you are like me, you are snapping photos to document the first time they paint, or draw or make a craft.  My twins aren’t even 3 years old yet, and I have over 8000 photos of their experiments crafts and adventures!

If you are like me, you are looking for creative ways to preserve your children’s artwork.

I was approached by Budsies, and presented with a unique way to preserve the twins’ artwork. And not just preserve it but bring it to life! Budsies take the artwork and create a 3D stuffed toy out of your child’s creation.

At first I was concerned that my twins (just a few month shy of turning three), wouldn’t be able to create something that could translate into a toy. Well the helpful people at Budsies gave me two options – either use one of their templates online and have the twins color or fill in the details OR have someone older help them with the design.

Mason loves dinosaurs (remember his cool Halloween costume?) so I decided to draw one and get him to paint it. Here is his design:

Cameron used pencils and the color was too faint to make a great toy. So after a few attempts we abandoned his dino, and took a painting he did at school and asked them to create a toy. To me this abstract painting looked like a tropical fish, and so that’s what we requested.

Eager to see the results?

When the package arrived I was over the moon. Not only did I love their interpretation of the toys, but the quality of the toys were fabulous too! The dinosaur and fish are super soft, made from vibrant colors and are absolutely huggable as you can see from Cameron’s response!

The boys love, love, love their new Budsies. I can see them trying to figure out how their creations came to life! Cameron was comparing his “bish” to the “Tropical Fish painting” he did at school.

Mason exclaimed, “My orange T-Rex! He is my friend!”

Cameron immediately named his fish “Nemo” :)

Well to say the boys have become attached quickly is an understatement! The twins have been sleeping with them in their beds and even took them in the car….

Thank you Budsies for bringing their creations to life! I can’t wait to create another one when they actually draw the whole image by themselves.

The customer service staff online made the whole process very easy. Not only were the kids happy, but I was too! The toys were made so well, and the staff at Budsies were great from beginning to end. I highly recommend this company to help preserve your child’s artwork, and create a special buddy for life!


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About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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30 Responses to Budsies – A Special Buddy For Life!

  1. Fabulous gift!!! And a great review. Cameron and Mason have a future in marketing. :)

  2. Nikki says:

    I LOVE this idea!

  3. Monica says:

    That’s really cool!!! How long did it take? And, HOW expensive was it?? :)
    P.S. Please tell the boys that Orange T-Rex’ and ‘Nemo’ are AWESOME!!!

    • Twin Mom says:

      I will definitely tell them that you think they are Awesome!!
      The Budsies took about 4 weeks to create, and they are $59 right now (on sale from $80).

  4. Clare says:

    What a fabulous idea! Not only that, the toys look like they have been very well made, and it looks like the boys really love them.

  5. Christianna says:

    This is awesome! Such a cool idea and product! Great job, mom, boys, and Budsies!

  6. Jessica Green says:

    My kids would LOVE something like that for Christmas!! So adorable, and they look like really high quality stuffies. Great idea. :)

  7. OUPA says:

    A great idea. How wondrful the two toys turned out. Keep up the good designs boys.

    Love them.

  8. Mary Sue says:

    Wonderful! I am thrilled with the concept of bringing their ideas into 3D creations. I love your dino drawing, and the toy is a great representation of it. The fish looks great, and the boys look happy!

  9. Mary Sue says:

    What if someone submits a drawing or photo of a person? Might they make stuffed representations of faraway Grandmothers?

    • Twin Mom says:

      LOL well that might be a little creepy 😉
      I am sure they get interesting requests though – each drawing has to be approved by the art department before your Budsie is created… This might be a new niche for them.

  10. LaVonne says:

    Those are very cute! Thank you for sharing. What a great holiday gift idea!

  11. It’s no fair. Just when I resolved not to buy any more toys for 2014 you post this. I love the idea so much… seriously tempted

  12. Pamela R says:

    What a great concept! I love how colorful both toys are!!!

  13. Sofia says:

    That is just fabulous!! I would love to do this for my boys 😀

  14. This is one of the coolest things ever! Bringing children’s artwork to life in the form of a plush toy that they can play and cuddle with is an amazing idea and this is just incredible. Love your boys’ Budsies! They really do look like their creations. Love how colorful they are.

  15. Scott says:

    What, no little cloud man or rainbow lion?

  16. Lexie Lane says:

    I really love this! And the toddler moments are the best for this as well. These two are just so darling! Glad they really liked their budsies!

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