My 3-year old received this as birthday gift. It is great fun for both the play-doh and construction enthusist child. He is both. The buyer must be warned, however, that this is one of those toys where the adult will need to help with the gravel grinder. A child left to operate it alone will find themselves quickly frustrated. As a mom with four children, all born within 5.5 years of one another, I must advocate that the only playdoh set one will ever need with children i..