I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Paper FX. It’s a craft kit aimed at girls 8+ that allows you to weave a variety of different paper creations using unwanted magazines and newspapers, and I had expected it to be impossibly fiddly.
In fact, we both really enjoyed using it and it’s the longest time we’ve spent doing crafts together for quite some time.
Tearing, folding and gluing the paper does take time but the instructions are clear and weaving the paper is relatively straightforward.
That said, IJ did need my help. It’s not something she could have managed on her own even though she’s nine.
I very much doubt we could create anything more adventurous than a pot, but considering how inartistic we are, we’re quite pleased with the end result.
The kit is very pink and very plastic, which isn’t to everyone’s taste. I’d have preferred a more gender-neutral colour as I’m really starting to tire of pink. It comes with a stick of glue, which wasn’t particularly good quality, but overall we liked the product.
We received Paper FX free of charge for the purpose of this review. It retails at RRP £19.99. Further information is available from Flair.