My 8-year-old daughter got this item for Christmas. I had to help her quite a bit with the process--especially making the pom poms. My 11-year-old daughter did better at making the pets all by herself. The animals turned out really cute, but there wasn't nearly enough yarn in the kit to make many of the pets. To make a properly "fluffy" pet, you need to wrap quite a bit of yarn around the pom-pom makers, and there just wasn't enough included in the kit. In fact, we didn't even have enough pink to make the one pig. I'd recommend this book/kit because the animals are really cute, but be prepared to buy more yarn quickly.