The sixth IKEA SAGOSKATT collection is here! And I can’t get enough of this collection of playful soft toys, designed by kids for kids.
This year, IKEA received 87,000 drawings for the competition. From there, the jury whittled it down to 6 drawings, which I’m sure is no easy feat.
These 6 sketches were brought to life and now added to the IKEA SAGOSKATT 2019 collection.
IKEA SAGOSKATT — an annual campaign
SAGOSKATT is a limited collection of soft toys designed by kids. It’s part of the IKEA annual “Let’s Play for Change” campaign, encouraging everyone to play more for a better everyday life.
A hundred percent of the turnover from SAGOSKATT is donated to local children’s charities working with children’s rights to play and develop. Essentially, kids are helping kids.
These are the six wildly creative and most unique submissions that were selected by the jury and how IKEA brought them to life:
Gurki, cucumber on a mission
“Gurki is a cucumber. I love to eat cucumbers and hope that by playing with Gurki, other children will love to eat cucumbers too. I wanted to try something new and hope that Gurki will be a superhero for many children.” ~ Kilian, 9 years old, Germany.
“I made a smiley monster that’s ready to give children hugs so that they are not afraid of monsters or the dark anymore. I hope that with my soft toy, children all over the world will find a friend to keep them company while they sleep, so that they will not have any nightmares.” ~ Thomas, 9 years old, Greece.
Rully, the talented robot
“My robot likes to do everything. It likes to help with housework, to draw, to sing, to dance and to be entertaining. It also knows how to write, read and play music. It’s made for both small children and children my age. I also made it in neutral colors so that both boys and girls can play with it.” ~ Riana, 11 years old, Cyprus.
Rainbow giraffe, the cheeky healthy eater
“I have drawn a giraffe that’s not like the rest. It’s a bit different. Rainbow Giraffe eats healthy food. She’s a bit mischievous and very loving. I hope that kids will play nice with her, that they will treat her well and feed her and give her water.” ~ Claudia, 6 years old, Canary Islands, Spain.
Rainbow Kid in socks
“I love the rainbow in the sky so much. But I’m afraid that maybe the rainbow will feel cold up there. So, I drew socks for the rainbow to stay warm.” ~ Darren Wing Hei, 5 years old, Hong Kong.
Jesse, the balloon loving party mouse
“I was thinking of drawing a big mouse with balloons because I love mice. Jesse loves playing with children and I want the kids to play with Jesse and their other toys so that they become like a family.” ~ Noor, 7 years old, Jordan.