I've seen MANY bad reviews on this little ice cream maker, and I was extremely worried that my 6 year old daughter would be bummed out. I didn't want to tell her it might not work, so I just helped her through all of the steps. Fortunately to my surprise, IT WORKED! I was just as excited as my daughter was when the ice cream started folding out. I watched a youtube video to see exactly how to do this and TADAAAH! I'll definitely be getting her the additional flavors box to go along with it. The only thing that might get boring to your child is the mixing part, it really does take the entire 10 minutes, and when you scoop it into the little plastic cone, it's definitely not as cute and clean as seen in the picture LoL We loved it though, and it was quite good too!