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This product was purchased for a 10 yr old for her birthday. She wanted to do real art, but had so far shown very little aptitude and almost no ability to stay on task or follow directions. what i liked about this product is that there are clear step-by-step instructions showing the user how to do the basics with pastels, including example pictures that teach the different ways an inexperienced user can make use of the nature of pastels. She (with some urging) did follow the directions, and made some beautiful pieces. I feel this product would be excellent for any person wishing to learn how to use pastels with no previous experience. I have no experience whatsoever with them or with any other art supplies, therefore could not help her.
I would not recommend this product for any child under the age of 10, and in some cases not for under the age of 13 or so. My stepdaughter tends to be irresponsible for her age, and she has stained clothes and wasted a good amount of the pastels by using them inappropriately. durability is not really applicable to this product - pastels are not durable per se.