I was interested in expanding our Perler collection after my 5-year old daughter received a box as a gift. While I am disappointed the beads no longer seem to be made in the USA, they are very fun and inspire creativity in both boys and girls. The colors and shapes in this cupcake set are softer and more girly, but other sets are more gender-neutral. Overall, a great value considering the hours of entertainment the Perler beads have provided!
These are so much fun to do. My only complaint is that I would appreciate if the colors were separated. The packs are mixed in together. What a pain to sort through them each time you need to use the product. It's ok though. It is so much fun to do creations with these. I make cute creatures with it and then hot glue a magnet in back of them and my daughter plays with them on the fridge.