The crayola cutter was a gift my 7 year old had anticipated. As a girl who loves art and making things, we both thought this would be right up her alley. As it turns out, the cutter is harder to control and make the projects "perfect". This tool basically perferates the paper by puncturing the paper quickly as you move along the page. The cutting wand holds like a pen with a button that you put to start the pen perforating. This is supposed to allow the user to create designs and cut paper into any shape. The biggest drawback is that if the operator moves the "perferating pen" too quickly, the perferations are not close enough together to make the paper easier to tear out. It takes practice to get it just right and to keep a steady pace so that the cut is nice. Patience is a must.