“The Monster Project” – Where Kids’ Monster Doodles Are Recreated by Professional Artists

The Monster Project brings together kids and more than 100 professional artists that work together “to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential”. Inspired by children’s doodles, artists recreate them in their own unique way, making it fun not only for the kids, but also for themselves. Featured below are some of the best examples.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

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Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

Kids' drawing recreated by a professional artist.

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  1. AnonyMouse August 18, 2020

    I’m curious what the kids thought when an artist put more life into their ideas?

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  2. Anonymous August 18, 2020

    Absolutely wonderful. Love them all.

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  3. HaddyTheCreator August 18, 2020

    These are all so much fun- I love recreating my sons drawings-

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  4. Anonymous August 19, 2020

    Some are hilarious. But others are quite boring, sanitized versions of the kids’ weird (sometimes cruel) fantasies.. As a child I would be not amused!

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  5. Anonymous August 19, 2020

    Love these so much! Kinda weird someone in another comment criticized children’s drawings. It’s not for you to be amused by rather them satisfying their own imagination. Awesome ideas by these little ones!

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  6. Rebi August 19, 2020

    Most of the time the kids versions are much more interesting, or the adult artist has taken the original too far in a direction.

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  7. Anonymous August 20, 2020

    Too bad the pictures are not next to each other, instead of below each other.

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  8. Anonymous August 20, 2020

    Everyone’s a critic, huh? Too good, too sanitised, too uninteresting, too original… too vertical!

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  9. Big bob August 20, 2020

    Love the kids and most the artist ones . good job.

  10. Anonymous August 20, 2020

    Poor strawberry monster, the white strawberry eating monster must be his biggest enemy. I had fun seeing these pictures, they’re great.

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  11. ChrisA August 20, 2020

    Half of them, the ‘pro’ artist went way off and obviously didnt respect the kids original design. The ones where they stay true to the original are ace.

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  12. Anonymous August 20, 2020

    Wow this is really cool it’s sad that people are criticizing it

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  13. Anonymous August 20, 2020

    Some of the artists thougjt it would be better to interpret the drawings them selves as there are clearly different images from kids

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  14. Shadowhawk August 20, 2020

    I could see this as a Pixar movie. Like Foster’s home for imaginary friends. A kid doodles a monster and it becomes real in an alternate universe. Most of the monsters a playful and childlike but then a bully kid draws a bully monster and it starts terrorizing the monster world until a kid (who has also doodled a monster) stands up to the bully in the real world and that empowers the hero-kid’s monster to stand up to the bully monster.

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  15. El Chavo del Ocho August 20, 2020

    Love them all but I found it amazing the one kid who made his/her character fly with he help of butterflies…these kids have some interesting imagination and the artist that recreated them has great talent! Loved it!

  16. Anonymous August 20, 2020

    Some of the recreations don’t look like the drawings. I’m a bit neat on details which makes me disappointed.

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  17. Anonymous August 21, 2020

    Well done to the artists! They are all great!

  18. Anonymous August 21, 2020

    Ya these are all pretty cute except one!!! Am I the only one that gets the creeps looking at #9 😳
    Jesus is this kid going to grow up to be a serial killer?? Anyone notice the bodies hanging, the figures with stab wounds & the decapitated body at the bottom right with the head at the top of the page!!! Yikes I think this child needs to be seeing a psychologist or someone!!! 😣

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  19. Anonymous August 21, 2020

    The reaper of the kids drawing is sooo much cooler.

  20. Anonymous August 21, 2020

    Brilliant love them all. All that creativity & imagination makes me happy. I might have to go and draw a monster myself.

  21. Me August 21, 2020

    I get the creeps with #4, 9, 12 and 13.

  22. Ohma August 21, 2020

    Re #9… What interests me the most about this child’s drawing is the fact that the gleeful murderer is wearing a monk’s robe with a golden cross.

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  23. Anonymous August 21, 2020

    It’s a bit of fun, ffs!!! Some of you are miserable bas*ards

  24. Anonymous August 21, 2020

    I’d love to know how the kids reacted to the newer versions… if they saw them I bet they thought they were fantastic.

  25. Tea August 25, 2020

    These are OK. The kids’ drawings seem to barely have anything to do with the artist’s result. Some woman did a similar thing with much better results. She took kids’ drawings and sewed toys almost the same as the drawing. *That* was funny!

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