For a trip down memory lane, make your way to the V&A Museum of Childhood in east London before 12th February. A new, free art exhibition opened last week, displaying a collection of kids’ imaginary friends. Teaming up with animation companies, Aardman (who brought us the likes of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and the plasticine family who help you cut down your sugar intake) and Psyop, the V&A have brought to life a range of wacky and wonderful characters that we could have imagined as kids.
The models include a life-size, pink three-eyed girl, a huge cartoon-esque black and white cat, an 8ft dinosaur and a four-armed, banana eating, tennis-playing monster.
After the model-makers listened to the ideas of over 60 children, they then set out to bring the imaginary friends to life, down to the last crazy, colourful detail. If only we could have our own old make-believe friends brought into existence *sob*. But for now, we might as well settle with visiting these adorable creations.