This was the best toy I have gotten my kids in a LONG TIME ! I have a four year old and a one year old, so arts and crafts are usually not a shared activity. This drawing mat helps both of my kids release their creativity together. This comes with FOUR water pens (no mess!) and a ton of stencils, which my four year old has been enjoying so much. The drawing mat can go anywhere with you ! Kitchen, bathroom , bedrooms , we even brought it outside on our porch! I would definitely recommend this mess - free activity that will keep your kids of all ages entertained for hours !