I felt like a child buying these Perler beads because deep down inside, I knew the kids wouldn't be that interested. I wanted them....for me (blush). But they were interested for a short time. Justin made a J for his door and Isla just likes to play with the beads. If you've never heard of these, they are basically little plastic beads that you put in a pattern (your own or their examples) and you fuse them together with a hot iron. I'm having fun making picture frames to hang all over the kid's rooms.