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Overall this little scrapbook kit is very small and basic, the book itself is quite thin, with hardcovers. You can unscrew the binding to add more paper, but it isn't easy. Included are colorful sheets to decorate and glue in your book, as well as a very fun secret pen you need a blacklight (included in pen) to read, a gluestick, scissors, and rhinestones and stickers.
My daughter is a HUGE L.O.L. doll fan, so she really enjoyed the theme and the book itself is important to her (freaked out when she left it at a friend's house on accident). But from a crafter's standpoint, it didn't blow me out of the water. The way they package these kits by Horizon Group makes the whole thing look bigger and better in box, but is underwhelming to unwrap. Know that when they say, "300 scrapbooking accessories" they are talking about the tiny rhinestones and the stickers, one-by-one. Not as impressive, eh?
Still, my daughter enjoyed it as a very brief craft and enjoys the end result. It would make a nice cute gift for the L.O.L. fan for sure! Good birthday surprise.
Overall, this set would be a little on the meh side for kids who aren’t active LOL Surprise fans, were it not for the awesome scecret writer blacklight pen, which totally makes the set. I have to confess it was really hard for me not to swipe the pen myself (it turns out I can buy my own without robbing a 6-year-old, so I mastered the impulse to be a monster).
For especial fans of the brand, this may be a 5-star toy, period; but judged without fandom, it’s a little skimpy. The scrapbook is small (7x7” and about 1/4” thick with 15 white pages). There are a 5 decorative pages, a branded glue stick, 2 sheets each of stickers & punch-outs (to glue on), a tiny gel pen besides the secret pen, plus little bags of sequins and plastic gems (which comprise the lions’s share of the “over 300 accessories”). But like I said, the secret reveal pen bumps it up a level. Besides, even if the parents are underwhelmed by the value, the kids will probably love it. It’s a great project for a rainy afternoon or a sleepover.
My 5 year old had gotten a kid's scrapbook kit that doesn't glow in the dark recently and she was in love with it. She's been wanting to scrapbook since she was almost 4 and I never saw any kits that were age-appropriate for her. The other kit worked out so nicely (and was the same brand) that I knew she'd love this one. With that being said, it's not a huge kit like the description would have you believe. If you're judging it based on the contents itself you'll be a bit underwhelmed. However, my daughter loves it and it has the essentials she needed to create another cute little scrapbook. She's thrilled with her artwork and I love the fact that she's so happy with it. The results, her happiness and excitement, are what my 4 stars are based on. If it came with a few more items (such as more pages in the book) I'd have given it five stars. I do have to say that the glow in the dark effect is not very bright but it is noticeable, which is another facet of this that she loved. If you have a little one who wants to get into scrapbooking and is an LOL fan this is the perfect choice. Definitely adding this to my "to purchase" list that I keep for birthday gifts for birthdays my girls are invited to.
Cute set and fun to do, but not spectacular. My kids enjoyed working on it for a while and then I actually had a blast finishing it - my inner kid got to play. One of my son's really liked the glow in the dark aspect and the other the sparkles - so there's that. I like that it is all organized together and kept them entertained for a bit. Perhaps they weren't the best audience for this - so if your kiddos love LOL it will be a bigger hit.
This is a creative-looking scrapbooking kit great for kids between the ages of 5-11 or so. The set includes the scrapbook and the accessories that you need to personalize it, including stickers and sequins. Scissors and glue are also included. Really all you need is the set and you're good to go.