Be Inspired : Soft Toys 4 Education

IKEA is a magical place. Filled to the brim with home inspiration, I absolutely love walking through the room displays, imagining how wonderful it would be to live in a space, so perfect in it’s organized compactness.

As you probably know, I bought a lot of my furniture from IKEA when we moved to the new house, I have a Raskog in my sewing room and I stop by to stock up on wide fabrics which made perfect quilt backings. And my children love coming along because they score a hot dog at the end of the shopping experience.

Other than having fabulous furniture, great fabric and cheap hotdogs, IKEA also donate a lot of money to charity. The IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign, supporting children's education through UNICEF and Save the Children has been running for the last 12 years.
IKEA Soft Toys
For every soft toy sold during the campaign (which runs from November 9 to January 3), IKEA donate one Euro ($AU1.59) to UNICEF and Save the Children. Since it started, donations from the annual campaign have totalled $AU107 million, helping more than 11 million children in 46 countries enjoy their right to a quality education. 

This year, IKEA has added a new element to the campaign, a drawing competition which will give kids around the world the chance to bring their dream toy to life. By drawing their creation and entering to IKEA, their design could become a real life toy!

To enter, kids have to submit a drawing of their dream toy and if chosen, it will be transformed into a real soft toy that will be sold for a limited time in IKEA stores around the world.
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20 finalists will be chosen in each participating country, which will be sent to the IKEA design team in Sweden, where they will select 10 drawings to transform into soft toys.

To be eligible to enter, you must be an IKEA FAMILY member for your kids to enter. If you’re not already a member you can sign up easily at or in-store. The drawing competition closes 30 November and for more information you can go to.

IKEA SoftToys4EducationCampaign

Now, I know that many of us live quite a distance from our nearest IKEA store. Personally, my nearest store is about an hour away, but if I need something from there, it’s only about 5 minutes away from Sydney airport… which is Flyboy's base.

If you live far away from an IKEA store, but your children would still like to enter this competition, I have a proposition for you. Firstly, be sure join as an IKEA family member. It take about 5 minutes and you will receive a newsletter with specials and offers, probably only once a quarter.

Download the competition sheet HERE .

Get your child to create their “dream” soft toy on the proper entry form.
As entries need to be deposited in-store, post your entry to me to ensure it arrives in the last mail on Monday 24th November. FlyBoy will drop off all of our entries in the Tempe (Sydney) store.

Please drop me an email if you’re interested in participating and I’ll send you the postal details.

1 comment

  1. Hi Anorina, the link didn't work but I got there in the end.
    Here is the link with the download on it. Thanks for offering to post entries (or volunteering Flyboy!!)


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