My daughter loves Hama beads. We opened this in great excitement...but the templates are blank squares rather than shapes. So you pay a fortune for blank Hama peg squares, a piece of paper with pictures printed on them (which you use to form the pictures- not as easy as a proper template shape) and 4000 beads.
Save your money- buy the shaped peg boards and beads on their own.
This toy kept my 7 year old grandson amused for hours. Adult help may be needed if the child is under 9 years old.Adult essential for ironing the beads when the design is finished. It teaches hand/ eye co- ordination and the ability to follow instructions.