Pretty soon my kids' friends will be too old for something like this as a birthday gift, so I am milking this time as much as I can. My Gage had a 5 year old birthday party to go to. Okay, maybe this wouldn't thrill a 5 year old, but it could thrill his mom and him (eventually). I love making the kidlet from JCasa's tutorial and just beefing it up to a big kidlet. I make mine 13 wide x 15 tall instead of 11 x 11. I also left out the pocket for reasons of laziness and wanting to be done in less than an hour (because I started it late). Sometimes I wonder if I am really just lazy or a speed crafter. I prefer the latter, but I think I know what I am deep down inside! I did fill it with coloring books and crayons, but ideally I like the one by my daughter's bed (hanging from her bed post) filled with the books she likes me to read to her at night.