They found the instructions to be pretty clear for the catapult. It was just a matter of punching out the pieces, figuring out exactly how they fit together, and gluing them with crazy glue. Simple enough, but challenging to actually do. They had some trouble fitting the pieces together and even broke a piece. They glued it back together and went on. My son, Michael, is 12. He grew impatient with waiting for the glue to dry at each stage; but, that's a 12 year old thing. Hubby was happy to spend the drying time at the computer. ~smile~ After it was all put together and dry, there were some adjustments that had to be made in order to make it throw the little clay balls like it should. Michael experimented with moving the throwing arm a bit, making different sized balls, and adding a second rubber band to increase the tension. I new the moment he had it right.
Request a catalog.
I think that this is a great idea instead of buying yet another plastic toy or game for Christmas or a birthday.
Disclaimer: We received this kit at no charge through The Old Schoolhouse Crew review program. The opinions expressed are my own and true. I didn't pay for it; but, it would have been worth it!