Right away I loved the durability of the helmet (multiple layers of corrugated cardboard are really sturdy) and the light up feature was a big hit. I taped off the light with some washi tape so we could get started painting.
My four year old crafting partner is not as careful when it comes to painting as a school ago kiddo. We spent about 20 minutes painting, and as you can see it will take another one or two sessions to complete the painting.
My little crafter was a bit late to the world of dress up (she spent a lot of time cutting and gluing and painting), but I can see this helmet becoming a regular part of her play time. Yesterday she was trying to escape a snow monster! And for the older kids, there is a very intricate backstory for these helmets, complete with illustrations.
Christiana at Crafteeo sent me an assembled helmet kit, ready to be painted, because she knew about my time restraints. But these kits would be so much fun to assemble with kids that are a just a bit older. And after spending a few crafting sessions constructing and painting your kits with the kids, they will have a costume piece that will foster endless hours of imaginative play.
You can see a short video about the assembly of a helmet kit here:
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Disclaimer: Crafteeo sent me the product featured in this review, and is providing the prizes for this contest. All opinions are my own.