I bought this for my 7yr old last week. She loved it with her first attempts at pressing the flowers, but as soon as we tried a second time the plastic bolts and wing nuts were too loose to get a good tighten and then just started to slip on the thread. It is a shame as the extras in the box (little boxes, book marks,cards etc) are really good fun to do with the flowers pressed, an all round good combination of things in a present. This one is going back this week. Will get another with good reviews for strong wood and metal wing-nuts.