My 3 1/2 year old son wanted to make a special figure for his brother's birthday cake (my other son is turning 2 next week). He insisted on making a flamingo, so we got his little toy flamingo and I walked him through it, step by step. I told him what to make and gave him small pieces of fondant to work with and he molded everything. Then we assembled it together. He is so proud of himself!!! Now, I just have to figure out how a flamingo will fit in with the birthday theme!