etsy, I make time for the kits. Actually, I think it would be a financial boon to by shares of Play-Doh, Alex Toys and The Orb Factory!
And who can forget Play-Doh? It's an institution!! Before the kits came out, we just played and sniffed that wonderful odor de Play-Doh. Remember, it proceeded, polymer clays like Sculpey and Fimo so it must be respected! I deign to say that every child has experienced Play-Doh during their childhood. I recently purchased a black can of Play-Doh because I don't remember having that color as a child. Is it new? All I know is that when I opened it and inhaled tremendously, I almost died and went to heaven. Demeter even sells a fragrance called "Play-Doh" which of course I have. I don't wear it lest people try to mold me into shapes! Ya never know -- this is New York City!
I don't think the child inside us ever goes away. I think all of us have our childhood creative tendencies. I know a lot of men who still love Legos (who doesn't - I mean, the world should be made of Legos!) and I think that a lot of fathers are having more than enough fun "helping" their children build kits.
For me, yes craft kits are fun and creative, but they also bring back that childhood memory. Not only am I happy and satisfied when I finish making something, but I also feel like I just transported back to a happy time in my life. I think I will forever be doing craft kits - probably way into my 90's!! They provide me with happiness, creativity and bring out my inner child. Everyone should try them. Go on, I won't tell....