My son just turned three and got this as a gift. Putting the ice cream truck together was one of the funnest hours that we've spent together doing crafts! I don't agree with the other reviews - the pieces seem very durable. My son insists on bringing the truck everywhere and it's held up just fine. There are a few pieces that required normal school glue (Elmers) and not the glue stick provided, but that wasn't a big deal to me. Oh, and he couldn't have put it together by himself, but I don't know of many real "craft" things I'd just hand him and walk away (i.e. scissors, glue, etc.) aside from crayons and paper. This is definitely something to do WITH your child. I'm actually so impressed with the kit that I'm on Amazon to buy it for a few of his friends for their birthdays.