I'm a simple mom. I like crafts, but they are messy. My kids make enough of a mess already. I do not need to encourage them. BUT when my hubby came home with this birdhouse kit from Wal-mart, I didn't say much. He helped J glue it together and then I left her by herself with the paint and the stickers. I would just rather not watch her make a mess. I am willing to let my kids make messes, it is just too painful to watch at home. Anyway I think it turned out great!!