The first box was delivered in a timely manner, My 11yr old Grandson opened it on Christmas, began to read the instructions. He is an extremely smart boy. The kit had several WARNINGS in the instructions regarding some of the items contained in there and he became fearful of the project. I’m not sure if he has attempted to proceed yet. I hope the next crate has a safer, friendlier project . The second crate has arrived but I haven’t given it to him yet. I will let you know how it goes.
I am so sorry your grandson was intimidated by the warnings! We try to put any cautions up front and in bold because, well, frankly, we've found people may not read too carefully and we want them to be successful! Our own preteen REALLY enjoys these crates with a little parental guidance and supervision. I do hope your grandson jumps in, gives it a try, and enjoys it a lot! Come back and let us know!
A little disappointed with our first crate. Was a bit on the cheap side. Hoping for a better box next month. Waaaay bellow the $30 paid.
The box is interesting, crafty, and well put-together: a wood burner, some simple sample patterns, carbon paper to transfer, and some pieces of wood to practice on. Even the box itself is a nice unfinished wood that can be used as a surface. That being said, it felt a little light for the price.
I got this for my husband for Father’s Day, to give him a little inspiration. The box was a drawing box, which my husband wasn’t interested in at all. The content was good, and very good quality , if one was interested in drawing. I have to blame myself a bit, perhaps I didn’t read the description well enough, but when it said that the inspiration was teenage boys, it’s called craftsman crate and it has tools on the box, I kind of figured it would be a little more along the lines of something that a male would like. Not that males don’t draw , that’s not what I was looking for though. I’m hoping the next one will be more appropriate for him
Was kind of disappointed, as a crafter, to get stuff I keep on hand all the time like the decoupage kit I just got. I was hoping to get a more “out of the box” kit like the wood burning or leather working kits. Things I wouldn’t normally do, but want to try. Hoping for a better kit the next time around, but planning on canceling if I’m let down again.