When I first received the product I was a bit hesitant to try it. It's been my previous experience that sand craft kits are very messy and hard to apply the sand. I have 4 kids ranging in age from 5 to 10, so I thought I would try it with my 10 year old first. It was such a delightful surprise to listen to her commentary about how it was very easy to peel each section of the design away, and pour the sand. She used a metal 1/4 teaspoon to make applying the sand easier. The mess was very minimal and Cadence had so much fun that her younger siblings can't wait to try it next. The designs are a bit small. I think 6 year olds would have an easier time with slightly larger pictures. Overall, my daughter was very happy with the kit and has been telling all of her friends about how fun it is!