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Awesome Dad Builds 50-Meter Crazy Straw For His Daughter's Birthday

This gift takes the cake.
08/05/2015 11:38am ET

Sometimes, all you need for an awesome birthday present is a little creativity -- and a whole lot of straws.

That’s what a dad named Peter from Antwerp, Belgium used to create a nearly 50-meter crazy straw for his daughter’s 5th birthday while on vacation in Spain.

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"Before we left on holiday she was sad that they didn't sell her favorite drink in Spain, so I secretly took one bottle along for her birthday," Peter told The Huffington Post in an email. "This gave me the idea of building a giant funny straw for her."

The graphic designer built the straw while his daughter was sleeping, and when she woke up the end of it was hanging above her. A friend posted photos of the project on Tumblr revealing how complex the straw became as it made its way to the birthday girl.

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Peter said he already has plans for next year’s birthday present, though it is a surprise. He also has two other little ones wanting their own creative presents, which their dad is more than willing to make.

"It made me realize that I like giving memories a lot more than ordinary presents."

See more photos of the crazy construction below.

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