The product is aimed at children aged 6+ but I think that an average 6 year old would need quite a bit of adult help to manipulate the little pieces and cut out small clothes-shapes from the uncut sheets. The instructions look a little overwhelming as there's lots of text to read ...so Miss Kahonie had a quick look at the pictures and then ditched the instructions and learnt by trial and error. It took her around an hour to design outfits for all three of the dolls and she came up with some lovely ensembles.
Miss Kahonie said "Fax Effex is really creative and fun to do. You can design any outfits you want to and use the pieces again. It's quite hard to cut it to the shapes you want and the handbags are difficult to make though. The instructions looked really complicated, so I didn't use them."Fab Effex is reusable and portable, so it's ideal for long journeys or to take on holiday for a rainy day activity (it would be useful if it came with a resealable bag to store the pieces). I think it's probably best suited to 8-11 year olds, Extra sheets of Fab Effex are available in refill sets which is a good idea to prolong the life of the product and to extend the play value. There's also an animal set available, so it's not just aimed at girls.
So to the crunch question, would I buy Fab Effex? Yes, I would. At around £9.99, it would make a nice birthday or Christmas present for Miss Kahonie's friends.
I received 1 pack of Fab Effex to review. I did not receive payment, and the views expressed are genuinely those of myself and my family.