This kit has been designed for those aged 6 and up. Even so, our 2 1/2 year old product tester Jannique had the time of her life with this kit (well-supervised, of course).
We opened the box to find a huge array of paint colors - 10 to be exact, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, jewels, glue, 4 sun catcher blanks, ribbon, small cardboard box and templates with plastic sleeves.
The tips of each of the bottles need to be cut off and a small paper stopper removed before using the paints. I did this while Jannique waited patiently to dig in.
The kit comes with black line printables to use as inspiration - you can place the plastic sheets over top of the designs and trace/fill in your own designs using the paint. However, our Jannique was much more inclined to just take the paint bottles and create her own designs. She squeezed, dribbled, drizzled and splotched, first on the sun catcher blanks, and then the plastic sheets.
The only irritation for us was the fact that the paint lids, because they are attached to the bottle, needed to constantly be bent backwards (by me) to prevent them from dragging into the painted designs. Beyond that, the paints were absolutely dreamy to use.
When the squeezing was complete, we set the paints aside to dry and I noticed that they didn't appear sparkly at all. The sparkles did appear the next day when the paints were fully dry - so be patient!
The kit also comes with jewels, googly eyes and two kinds of glue so Jannique and I used these to decorate the tiny white box that came with the kit. She then decided to glue two eyes on one of her suncatchers.
A few days later, once the paint was completely dry (it would have taken less time had we not had day after day of rain), Jannique peeled the paint from the plastic and decorated our back sliding glass doors. The paint sparkles like crazy now that it has dried.
I'm not sure which part of the process she enjoyed more - the painting or or the peeling, sticking, peeling, resticking and peeling of the dried paint. Either way, this was a huge amount of fun for her and would be a fantastic activity for older kids (and adults) too. There are plenty of instructions provided and beyond the suncatchers and glass art, kids can also make 3-D flowers, a horse and more great projects.
KinderArt Andrea (and Jannique)