My Circle of Creativity Friendship Bracelet & Lanyard Kit
dont recomend this for my 7 year old or adults I could not figure it out. She just made a mess with the supplies.
Friendship bracelit kit
Very diassappointed with this. Gave it as a gift to my 6 year old grand daughter. We worked on it together and it did not do much at all. She was bored with it and then I was , also. Strings kept getting all twisted. Bad designing.
Gave this to my 7 year old granddaughjter for her birthday and was excited to make some with her. Not too many kids can do this, needs alot of patience very hard and complicated. Feel so bad, she htought it was "the best present ever" til we tried it. Still no braclet.
My 9 yr old daughter and I followed the directions, spent a few hours then took a look at our progress. It didn't look like a friendship bracelet. We were disappointed. Too complicated.
Very Nice Kit; Lots of Options, Lots of Fun
I ordered this for my 8-year-old daughter for Christmas. I opened this up before wrapping it, set it up, and started a bracelet because of the negative reviews regarding this being too difficult. While I can understand why some people were having difficulty understanding the directions, I think a little patience and working through the directions a few times really helps. I did watch a few YouTube videos on this as well. I suggest watching the videos that the manufacturer provides as well. These are very, very helpful. Once I got the hang of this everything started flowing quite well. I have to help my daughter with this - at least for now - because she does not have the patience for the precision that this requires. Some kids do. I think you need to determine whether or not your child is good with directions and pays great attention to detail and likes to follow through on things. If your child doesn't have these characteristic traits, then you might need to help him or her with this. Again, watch the videos that are available. They really help clarify the instructions. I would not recommend this product to a friend only because of the mixed reviews. Certainly for some people, this is a hit; for others it is not.
Box says Ages 6+. That would have to be an awfully talented 6 year old to figure this contraption out. I was pleased with the organization and quality of the construction, but it stopped there. The directions were entirely too complicated and the one bracelet we attempted to make turned into a knotted mess. Both kits are being returned. Very disappointed
Great kit my son loves it
I cannot understand why others are saying this kit is to hard to understand.
My 10 year old son loves it. He read instructions by himself and started making them and has not stopped.He is giving them as gifts to his friends at school.
This is way too complicated, very poor design and instructions.
Can't Imagine this would be Fun for Kids
Bought 2 kits for gifts and decided to open one up to see how it all worked. The setup was very time consuming. The 3 bracelets were not very becoming. After the 1st bracelet I thought I just needed some practice, but I think the kit has some serious design flaws that make it impossible for me to recommend
My mother bought this for my daughter,12. She set it up and quickly started to make lanyards and key rings with different patterning. She has used this during quiet time and while watching TV. It did require reading the instructions, but after she really took off. If you are not one for reading instructions, then maybe this is not the kit for you. If you are then go for it.
Not as easy as the presentation
This is a great idea and I liked the compact kit with all the necessary items. Too bad this kit didn't produce what it was suppose to, as easily as it was presented. There is definitely a learning curve with this Friendship Bracelet & Lanyard Kit, which we still have not mastered.
My grandchildren 8yo & 11yo love arts and crafts, however they lost interest in this kit very quickly. Even with my assistance I could see that each child found working with this kit awkward, difficult and each became frustrated.
I had to resort to the 'old fashioned' way to make the lanyards and macrame for the bracelets.
Too bad I didn't read the reviews before ordering. Now I have to keep what I ordered, because it is too late for me to return.
This kit takes a little getting used to but once you get the hang of it, you move right along. The middle needs to be weighted a little to help the threads stay in place. I think kids would really like it, with some help from an adult in the beginning. I like how compact it is, with a handle to take in the car for something to do. Everything in the kit fits and it's easy to refill when needed. Overall pleased with the kit.