|The final product.|
Last weekend my husband went out of town, so I decided to settle in to a marathon viewing of Black Sails (if you're looking for a solid action series and aren't easily offended, I recommend it!) and wanted an easy and brainless project to do as I watched. Since this kit is recommended for kids 3 and older, I figured it wouldn't be too challenging for an adult devoting less than 10% attention to it.
|The front of the box.|
|The back of the box.|
|The pre-cut, pre-stamped doll parts, plus threads.|
Similarly, the hair is held on with velcro, which again is easier for the youngest kids to attach, but also means that our friend's hair is constantly in danger of falling off.
|The complete girl and dog: just need to cut off that one thread!|
Overall, I think this is a cute project, and it's certainly not a terrible introduction to sewing for a preschooler (or even an older child). And as an adult it was an easy way to give myself the illusion of productivity while I was sitting around watching TV. That said, the end result it pretty flimsy (and she has to be sewn into her dress, which seemed like a silly choice to me), so the young child who was able to make it probably won't be able to play with it except in the most cautious way - and an older child would probably be better suited to finishing a more traditionally sewn doll.
|I imagine she's waving goodbye here...|