This Mabel the Whale needle felting kit is perfect for beginners and includes all of the materials needed to make the project, as well as thorough instructions. This kit includes... Two 38 Gauge felting needles 1 Foam work block White wool (and a bit of black wool for the eyes) Booklet with very detailed instructions alongside beautiful illustrations A diagram in the back of the booklet to use as a guide for size and shape String and paper (to make the whale a party hat) The finished whale will be approximately 5 1/2 inches long. WARNING... Due to small parts and very sharp needles, the recommended age for this kit is 10 and up. Needle felting is a process in which barbed needles are used to sculpt wool fiber into various forms. There is absolutely no sewing and no use of wires or armatures of any kind in this kit. The completed whale will be made of solid wool.