Rated 2 out of 5Â by Ravi's Mom I can't buy this for my son!
I think this product looks great for a little girl. Unfortunately, my little artist is a boy. He loves all art play. Sadly, there are so many great products that would be wonderful for developing fine motor skills that are soley marketed towards little girls! Melissa and Doug usually does such a great job carrying gender neutal or gender equal options. Where are the cool boy plates? There are princess fashion plates, why not super heros? I hope a developer will consider all the mothers with crafty little boys that would just love to buy a version of this product that isn't available.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by mom only super girly sets?
what about car designs, monsters, super heros,animals, etc?? My son loves the idea of these design plates, but QUICKLY tires of the super girly fashion theme. My daughter loves monsters and such too. But as usual...princesses for girls and everything in pink/purple , and nothing for boys....and if at all...only "boy colors" and "boy themes". I'm sooo tired of the toys being so limiting. Both my son and daughter get soooo upset that the toy stores are set up for girl and boy....instead of toys being for KIDS....not gender specific.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Grandma Susie So much fun/need for boys
This item is like my little girl had 20 plus yrs ago and she loved it. This is easy to use, fun, imaginative and what little girl does not like to be a dress designer. My sons had one too for cars and I cannot find them now. I hope you make one with one with cars, trucks, even animals that are more boy appealing. Even the option of extra plates would be nice. The girls love this and would very much like to buy some for the boys.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tara A fun toy, but 2 issues
Both of my daughters love this! We do have 2 complaints however. The front panel keeps coming off (doesn't stay on well). The part where it connects to the base doesn't need to move, so we are going to try to super glue it down and see if that works. The other issue is that the instructions recommend cutting a letter size sheet of paper in half to be the correct size, but when we do that the paper slips around so much (even when holding the panel as instructed) during the rubbing, that the design creates a double or blurry image. The one I had as a child had a much more secure method of holding the paper in place. We can make it work when we cut the paper larger than recommended, but that has been a pain (measuring to cut it and then the remaining paper isn't large enough to complete another design). I was hoping M&D sold a paper the perfect size, but have not found any.