I've enjoyed making this castle for my children. I chose different colors to make it stone colored instead of pink/purple. The directions are easy to follow for someone relatively new to plastic canvas and it is very sturdy with lots of extra support built it. I love it because it is so easy to customize to your child's tastes. The castle is perfect for knights, dragons, princesses and plastic snakes! I would be sure to set aside a large amount of time for creating this; it took me a year doing a bit each day.