I'll have to say straight up that on the actual box it says that the minimum recommended age for someone doing this is 8 years, not 4. That makes a difference. It should also be noted that parents should supervise and help their children understand what Crayola intended for them to be able to do with this kit. I will say it's a very creative idea to get kids thinking about what they want to do when they get older, but there are several points about making actual clothing and fashion that they forgot (such as cutting clothes to fit body curves, not boxes).
All that considered, I am very well pleased with what it did come with. It has enough stuff within the box for you to make one or two little outfits and a dress if you push it. The patterns within the sketchbook were made to optimize the small sheets of fabric they provide. If you want more, you can always go to a store like Walmart and buy a few yards of fabric fairly cheap (or, you can go with the more expensive set that's similar to this that comes with a few mini-bolts of fabric. It costs $40). I was surprised to find that the kit actually comes with a small roll of double-sided tape and it's own pair of scissors. When I was a child, you'd have to have your own tape, glue, and scissors to make a project.
If you would like for your child to be able to take the clothing off the mannequin and put it onto a doll, you'll have to sew the clothing for them and be patient enough to help them add some adhesive velcro you can find in the crafts department so they can enjoy putting their own creation on Barbie. If you have no such patience and don't want to tape cloth to a plastic mannequin and believe it's absolutely outrageous that it doesn't come with any more fabric or you're not smart enough to realize that, yes, you WILL have to re-size your image before you print it in order for it to fit on the doll's clothing, then you probably shouldn't get this for your kids and you should probably just stick with buying projects that have everything pre-cut and have very clear and easy to follow instructions (meaning it's a project made for 3-year-olds, not 8-year-olds). Or just don't buy a craft kit at all if you would like to not have to watch your kid and help them if they need you to.
Overall, I'm very impressed with the idea and it's a cute way to spend some time with your kids if you want to. If not, go spend your money on making your kid not creative at all by having them watch movies and play mainstream videogames all day. Have fun with that.
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