WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I love the jewels and stuff that you can put on it and the paper stuff that goes in it like the phone. It's very fun to play with and it was fun to decorate. The only thing that breaks is the string sometimes comes undone (the strap), but it's okay because you can always re-do it.
I like putting sparkles on the purses. I made one of Belle for me and one of Cinderella for Mama. I don't want to play with them because they are made out of paper and princesses don't play with paper purses. They are just for decoration.
There are a lot of things i need and i can't fit everything into my princess purse. i cant even put my crown in it.
My purse fell apart so fast!
Making princess purses is lots of fun!
WHAT ADULTS THINK
Wow! This looks great! My daughter, Sandra (4 yrs old) loves making crafts like this. It's Princess, it's a craft, and it looks like fun.
My daughter (4) was very excited to get at this toy - she is very into crafts and princesses so it definitely had the kid appeal. I was a bit disappointed in the kid - friendliness of the actual craft however. The purses are stuck onto a display board with foam tape that is really really hard to get off. the glue pen is not easy to squeeze - especially for little hands (recommended for age 4+) and it is very messy once you open all of the jewel packages. the purse handles have to be knotted (by an adult) and the scisssor required cutouts for inside the purse are a bit too intricate for a 4 year old to do. The pom poms also dont stick well to the laminate coated purse - so i needed to help hold it in place until the glue started to dry. Once all is done though it seems like a lot of work to put into for a flimsy paper purse which doesn't hold up for too long
Klutz is usually a proven winner, not this time. The kit is overpriced, cumbersome to work with and falls apart pretty quickly. Don't waste your money.
Fun craft, but my daughter (4) did not play with the purses once completed. The glue was a bit difficult for her to push out at times, but overall she was able to do the projects on her own (except for the cord). She enjoyed cutting out the cardboard accessories but did not play with them other than to store them in the paper purses.
This craft is overpriced, made of paper (not so durable) and took about 15 minutes for my 3 and 5 year old kids to complete. On the upside, the kids loved decorating them (even my 8 year old partook in the decorating), and did enjoy playing with them for the first few days (although the princess sticker decals fell off almost immediately and the paper clasp to one purse broke in the first few hours).
It's nice as a gift, and Lorelai really seemed to enjoy doing it. But once you've seen it, it's not really anything that you can't put together yourself for a few dollars from the dollar store...
The idea is a good one, and it comes with some cute cutouts to put into your purse. But the playability just isn't there... because the purses are all open at the top, so anything you put in them tends to fall out when a 4 yr old plays with it...especially all the little paper things like the coins they cut out. Unfortunately it doesn't work very well as an activity for a playdate, either. There really wasn't much to do, and it only took 2 or 3 minutes, then they had to wait for the massive amounts of glue they put on it to dry before they could play with it. The girls cut out the rest of the items, and then went off to play with other things. The glue works incredibly well to stick on the gems, pompoms and the sequins that are provided in the kit.... but the princess stickers that they provide don't stick for very long. They come off after a few days and get lost. The purses are very pretty, even without any embellishment at all, but I just don't think the value is there.
Make three themed purses inspired by fairy tales’ most fashionable heroines: Belle, Ariel, and Cinderella. Customize with glittery jewels, enchanting Disney Princess cameo stickers, and more, then fill with the included ready-to-cut-out royal accessories. It’s everything young princesses need for endless imaginative play. Paperback: 16 papges