Yes we do love Alex Crafts.
The little hands series are great because they prepackage crafts projects together in individually wrapped sets.
EAsy to set up and get right to crafting!
Our last 2 sets also have been great for the toddler\preschool cusp age kids in the 2-3 year old range, quite frankly a market grossly overlooked.
I am torn with this set, because even though it was a bit frustrating for my child who is just below the reccomended age. I honestly can't think of how to make it more friendly for the Littler Little hands...
This one really is more for the 4 and up age kids just for the hand strength and dexterity needed for some "intricate" (for young kids) cuts that need to be made.
That or A LOT of parent "help" Translation they have to do a fair amount of cutting.
Some cuts can ruin a project with just a "little" slip, as happened to us. That is with us helping him, but at 3 1\2 he gets more frustrated if we have to help him, he really wants to do things himself.
FOr the record it is great for the older crafters or those with good scissor skills.
I just was expecting it to be a little more "friendly" for the first time cutters in the younger age group to let them hone skills without ruining projects..
That is where I was disappointed I was hoping it would be great practice to develope skills.
Still a great activity for the kids that can focus and have the dexterity.