I purchased this gift for my granddaughter (9 years old) for Christmas. I was hopeful she would be interested in something other than a computer game for a change, but I didn't expect the enthusiasm I saw once she started to make her first bracelet. All the electronics were set aside for the day as she and I, and even little brother (5 years old) started creating different things. It took a few minutes to get the hang of it, but once she did, she was inventing different ways to do things to get a different look. We ended up spending most of Christmas day making things together and had one of the best days I've ever spent with my granddaughter. I had also purchased extra bands with sparkles and various colors to go with this kit and she came up with some very beautiful designs. She has spent several hours since Christmas making things for family and friends and she's quite happy that we are going to mail some of the things she created to them as gifts she made herself. I'm so pleased to see her interested in doing something old fashioned that doesn't require batteries or electricity.....just imagination.