Anyways, Orangie picked out a kit that she'd received for Christmas..the dreamcatcher kit. The girl LOVES dreamcatchers! So I said 'sure! go to it!'. The kit is marked for ages 5+.
When i get it open, she pulls apart the various packages, lays it out, reads instructions, and then looks lost. 'Mom, can you help?'
So I get her started wrapping the ribbon stuff around the metal ring..I then crazy-glue it so it sticks(the included glue was completely solid). Next up is making the web...yeah, that took me 3 tries and over an hour later to get decent looking!! Orangie at this point has completely given up and is cheering me on! lol. The weird silver string stuff is rather hard to work with and sure likes to shred when attempting to put beads on it..and don't even get me started about the instruction to glue the feather to the shred-y string!
ANYWHO, the project got worked on throughout the day and took about 3 hours of an adult working on it. Who in their right mind labelled this ages 5+ ?!
* said product *
* final product! Frustrating but pretty! *
So, my questions are: Have you encountered any ridiculous kits like this? and my other thought was should I have made her do more? I understand the whole giving the child satisfaction of making the product...but I also know that my daughter wanted something that actually resembled a dreamcatcher, and certainly could NOT have made this on her own...