★★★★ 189 real customer reviews average rating: 3.7 stars
1 Stars By Melanie on 2016-01-16
What a cop out.
I've posted pictures so that everyone can see what an absolute rip off Alex toys is. They filled the entire jar packed tight with "crinkle paper" (thin crepe paper strips, you know, the whole rolls you get for 69¢ at Party City?). It was packed so tightly it was stuffed in clumps and hard to get out. It was packed on top of and underneath the craft supplies and there are so few supplies it was literally 90% "crinkle paper". What the heck would I use crinkle paper for, anyway? The other supplies are so few and such terrible quality. I will be much better off returning this and spending my $25 at Hobby Lobby getting bulk supply of all kinds of different crafting supplies and it would fill 10 of these jars. That'll teach me for buying from Alex toys. Terrible company.
5 Stars By NanoRegi on 2017-01-11
Great kid entertainment
My 5yr old didn't move from the table for days after this arrived. Best kid entertainment ever! My only complaint is that it we had so many crappy art projects around the house, it took me a few weeks to slowly throw it all away so she wouldn't notice.
2 Stars By Swanky Tanzea on 2017-08-14
Pretty disappointed in this item
Pretty disappointed in this item. It's a bit pricey for what it is as I know you a new find a way bigger similar set at Costco for almost half the price. This one is mostly full of shredded tissue paper and there isn't much you can do with that. My kid that loves to craft got this for Easter however doesn't seem to care for the items in this kit. 😔
4 Stars By Dan G. on 2016-04-29
Endless Fun for my Toddler!
Perfect for my artsy toddler! My three-year-old son loves this kit. It has provided endless hours of entertainment. It's great for preschool-aged kiddos. He really enjoys playing with the pom poms, google eyes, felt shapes, pipe cleaners, buttons and spools. In all honesty, we haven't actually crafted anything permanent! My son has re-used all of the small items in this container over and over again and played with things individually versus making artwork. The container itself is durable and holds lots of things. Will be great to re-purpose at some point. I would give it five stars, but like many of the other reviews, there was more shredded paper than anything. My son doesn't seem to mind though and he has been very happy and pleased with the other items. For us, this purchase and product is a win!
1 Stars By Katie S on 2016-11-14
Mostly shredded tissue paper
The contents of this jar were disappointing. There are foam stickers, eyes, pipe cleaners and things like that, but the majority of the contents are shredded tissue paper with the "good" things around the edge so it looked like it was filled with better art supplies. The color of the tissue paper also bleeds on everything and is not washable. A few of the things were good and we'll be able to use them, but I basically just paid $25 for garbage. Wish I could send it back.
5 Stars By CNF on 2016-01-17
Fantastic art kit for hours of fun
This jar is amazing. My son is three and absolutely loves to sit and cut paper and stick it on other paper. It's one of the very few things that keeps him busy (and sitting) for a long time. We are very liberal with him and allow him to cut, glue, and stick however he wants without regard to whether he's making some great art project. However, there are pieces to make a fantastic art project if you've got a kid whose a little older. The only improvements I'd make are that it'd be nice to have regular scissors (the ones included cut a cute edge, which is fun but slightly difficult for little hands) and better glue (the glue stick included won't hold all the things in the bucket, like the cardboard and wooden pieces). Overall it's an awesome product.
4 Stars By Yoder on 2017-02-06
Children enjoyed this
Kids liked playing with this. We took this jar along when camping. It had a lot of items in the jar which was a plus. It allowed their creative juices to kick in. :) It was very messy for clean up though. There is a LOT of the crinkled paper strips. The glue stick that was in the bucket was also not the best. They needed glue that held better for the pipe cleaners and fuzzy balls. But it did keep them entertained. I would probably buy another one but also go to the local store and get some glue dries faster and stays on.
5 Stars By Greg Holsclaw on 2017-05-07
Kids loved it
Sent as a birthday present. The kids loved it. I would definitely buy them something like this again to stimulate creativity instead of a box kit that tells them what to do.
5 Stars By Kelsey on 2017-08-07
Lots of variety
Great price, plenty of variety. This art jar contains a little bit of everything, the amounts are small but there is a good amount of variety, it was nice to see what my kids were interested and what they didn't care for without having to purchase large quantities of all the little craft supplies.
1 Stars By Tish Ferguson on 2017-01-05
Not worth the money. 90% of it is filled with confetti.