« Hilton Men’s Retro Cruiser Bowling Shirt, Red Large Ergonomic Crochet Hooks with Grips + Crochet Hook Case Organizer Roll Up,Crochet Starter Kit, 9pcs Soft Touch Crochet Hook,Cushion Grip Crochet Needles,Rubber Handle Crochet Hook Knitting Knit Needle Weave Yarn Set + 1 Latch Hook Crochet Needle(Red/Green) ★★Big SALE Now!!!★★ » 3 thoughts on “4M Princess Doll Making Kit” 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful cute end product but frustrating – prepare to dig out your glue gun, September 26, 2010 By K. Salinger, Holistic Nurse Practitioner “MBA… (Bay Area, California) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: 4M Princess Doll Making Kit (Toy) I bought this for my six year old daughter, who’s all about princesses, fairies, and so on. She was so very excited to be able to make her own princess doll. Too bad the included supplies were not high enough quality to truly make this doll. I ended up having to drag out my hot glue gun to glue everything on so that it wouldn’t fall apart. The doll body is pre-made and you are given yarn to create the hair, ribbons and shiny fabric to make the gown, and fishing line with a few beads to make the necklace and “gather” the skirt to make it flouncy. The provided glue is just awful – you’d be lucky to get paper to stick together with that glue. They also provided pieces of double sided sticky tape type stuff that was supposed to hold metallic ribbon decoration to the fabric. The metallic ribbon does not stick to the sticky tape or the glue, plus the sticky tape can be seen around and behind the decorative ribbon, which looks pretty tacky. (I can just imagine the hairs, dirt, food, etc. sticking to it once the doll was played with.) I ended up ripping off the sticky tape stuff and just hot gluing all the stuff down. I also glued the gathers to make the skirt flouncy, as trying to do it with the fishing wire was just too tedious. There is Velcro on the back of the dolls head, but it doesn’t cover enough of the head to hold on the hair (unless she has an extreme receding hairline…) so I hot glued that too. When all was said and done the doll was quite cute. However, I was very disappointed by the fact that the included supplies did not work well and the doll could not truly be assembled solely using the included supplies. (If you want it to not fall apart, at least!) The age for this craft was (I believe) 8 and up. However, I knew I’d be helping my 6 year old. However, even someone over 8 will be frustrated with this kit because of the shoddy supplies. If you have a glue gun and don’t mind helping to build the doll then go for it! But don’t buy this kit and expect a child to be able to fully recreate the image of the doll on the box without additional supplies and possibly help. Summary: Cute doll, shoddy supplies. Expect to use extra supplies, esp. hot glue gun, to build/create the doll. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful very disappointing, January 1, 2011 By C. Babic “Life is Fab ..” (Vancouver, BC CA) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: 4M Princess Doll Making Kit (Toy) My daughter who is 7 was given this gift by a well meaning friend who wanted to give something “different”. It was supposed to be a fun craft we would do together. I ended up doing the whole thing by myself.. and even at one point, my daughter said, I’m bored, can I go watch TV… defeating the whole “quality family time” concept. The adhesive is a joke, and like others I pulled out my sewing kit and ended up using a needle and thread and even my sewing machine. If I had known I would done that from the beginning. I would not recommend this project. Personally for the money and time spent, I would have rather gone to Wal Mart and bought a doll. The end product was fine, but requires serious parent intervention – not exactly what it’s supposed to do! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Not so Easy, July 8, 2010 By Lauren Herrington (Union City California) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: 4M Princess Doll Making Kit (Toy) My daughter and I have now made 2 of these dolls the mermaid and princess. She loves to do it. However its not so Easy – the adhesive is terrible. The first one I actually sewed together with my seeing Machine and then used hot glue to get it hold together, the second one the same thing. – She is old enough to do this project according to the box, but was unable to do it without my help. Don’t buy unless you are crafty – or give as a gift unless the child’s parents you are giving it to is crafty. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.