We bought this kit for our 7 year old for her birthday. She was so excited to open it and we immediately threaded the needle with the thread so she could get started. The problem is that the needle provided does not fit through at least half of the beads in the kit! We tried to use a smaller needle from my sewing supplies, but then we could not thread the thick thread that comes with the kit through the hole. We will be returning this kit to Target this afternoon. What a big disappointment.