How small are these?
The tinysaur pre-cut sheet of bones is no larger than 2" x 2" (50mm x 50mm) and assembles into a skeleton that is between one and two inches tall depending on the model.
Do I need special tools to build Tinysaurs?
We recommend tweezers and glue. We include them in the All-In-One kits. If you already have these tools, magnification is also helpful for us older folks. We include a 3x magnifier with the All-In-One kits, too. Cross-lock tweezers are like a third hand. We lay them on the work surface with the spine in the jaws while adding ribs, and other bones.
Can my 10 year old niece build this?
Our products are labeled 13+ years of age in the US because of CPSIA laws regarding "toy" testing. Therefore, we do not recommend that anyone purchase these for kids 12 and under in the USA. However, we have heard from folks outside the US that their 9 or 10 year old joyfully assemble the tiny skeletons. It comes down to dexterity and interest. If you or the person you are purchasing for is adept at small crafts, these skeletons will be exciting to assemble.
Is the glue dangerous?
You've probably already used our PVA white glue. It's from a well-known American manufacturer you know and trust. We include it as a convenience in our All-In-One kits. It easily washes off of surfaces and out of clothing.
Is the glass dome fragile?
Although our glass display domes look like delicate tree ornaments, we make our domes from a 1.5mm thick durable glass that scientific labware is made from. (It's called borosilicate if you want to Google it) It's easily as strong or stronger than the tempered glass bakeware in your kitchen. We've had most of our sample displays dropped multiple times without breakage.
Are you doing another Kickstarter soon?
We've had three successful Kickstarter campaigns thanks to all of our skeleton building fans! We may have another one soon. Please add your email to our newsletter list to stay up-to-date on our crowdfunding opportunities, and thanks again if you supported our past campaigns!