Take that drawing off the ‘fridge, scan and send it, and Budsies will make a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy sure to please your little artist.
Kids’ creativity knows no bounds. But before the advent of 3D printing the best showcase a kid could usually hope for was having their creation thumbtacked to the wall or stuck to the family ‘fridge.
Alex Furmansky, founder of Budsies, thought that was a shame.
He was 16 when his sister was born, so he was a young adult when she started bringing home her artistic creations and was saddened to see them go from ‘fridge to box in the basement. He also noticed how attached she was to her stuffed animals, hugging them and tucking them in every night.
From those two observations, he created a business that immortalizes a young artist’s creativity in the form of a huggable plush friend. You can see just how boundless the creative output is on Budsies’ Facebook page — just look at those smiles!
Sometimes the best business innovations come from paying attention to the people we love!
Photo: Youtube/Allison Waken