I am not a stencil person and did not expect to have an easy or fun time with this kit, but I tried this out with a friend's kids and had a blast. The instructions were straight-forward and easy to follow with great tips for more advanced artists and on how to keep the projects from smudging. I really liked the repeatability of this project. The stencils are totally reusable and kit contains enough materials for multiple projects. Even when the materials all run out, the skill learn will last. This isn't like kits I tried when growing up that either didn't have enough materials or you could only do the project with that company's kit. Honestly, this isn't a craft kit, it's a teaching tool.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend