Kids have amazing imaginations. Their minds are always working, and they definitely operate on a frequency that’s different from an adults.

They also don’t always have the best execution; their motor function isn’t the best and they genuinely don’t care if they freak the adults in the room right the heck out.

Dad Tom Curtis decided to horrify the general public by using Photoshop to bring his kids’ doodles to life, and he posts them on “Things I Have Drawn” on Instagram.

Some of these drawings by his kids – 11 and 8 – are charming and delightful, and others will make you wish your own imagination didn’t run quite so wild, but either way, you won’t regret checking this out.

11. Ahhh the elusive dog-bird.

That dog looks as terrified as any dog would to find themselves up a tree.

10. What is this nightmare.

Why did he have to make it’s head different than its body different than its wings?

9. This poor hapless dope.

I want to give him some seeds.

8. Idk what kind of pig this is.

I kind of want one, though.

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We’ve done a couple of pigs before. (So we turned this into a wild boar.) ___ Hi everyone. So, it’s true – we cheated a bit with this one. In fact, I’ve done something naughty by showing the drawing in black and white rather than the beautiful pink Ally, the artist, originally coloured it in with. That’s right, this glorious 6-legged piggy was sent to us by Megan Farwell and the talented artist is her 4-year-old daughter, Ally, but with at least two pigs on our insta already, we thought we’d turn him into a cuddly wild boar. And Megan and Ally agreed! Could he be the pig’s long-lost furry cousin perhaps? ___ #wildboar #definitelynotapig #thingsihavedrawn #thingsihavedrawnatthezoo

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7. Nope. Don’t like that.

Nightmare fuel. Is that how they see their Mum now?

6. That looks like it belongs in a children’s book.

The dolphins definitely don’t approve, though.

5. I love the birds.

And normally I hate birds.

4. Are we sure that was supposed to be a giraffe?

Maybe just a dude with a long neck?

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I know you might think that I’m having a laugh, Well I’m not – because this is an actual giraffe. __ Hello everyone. So we’re currently working on a couple of interesting new projects, but they’re taking a bit longer than I thought they would, so I’ve decided to re-share one of our earliest, but, I think, funniest animals – Dom’s giraffe. Actually it’s probably my favourite rhyme as well. We’ve not shown this exact picture on Insta before – this is the photo from our book ‘Things I Have Drawn at the Zoo’. By the way, we’ve started a new Twitter account. It’s very early days with no followers. There’s just a few of our old favourites on there so far, but eventually we might start previewing stuff on Twitter before it hits Insta. Check it out at if you like (it’s ‘I’ve’ because ‘I have’ was too long for the Twitter handle!) Oh – and we’re also on for any older people out there. __ #thingsihavedrawnatthezoo #giraffe #kidsdrawings

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3. That’s a pretty decent scorpion.

I’d give him a role in a horror movie.

2. Give this guy a role in a Goonies reboot.

You don’t even need a makeup team.

1. As if ducks weren’t scary enough.

This one’s mama took a liking to a heron, maybe.


These are pretty fun – I think I would have thought this was pretty cool when I was a kid.

Which one of these was the best, do you think? Let’s discuss in the comments!