WE have ordered these poms for 3 different kids cheer camps. Yes, they are thin, and not going to hold up for long periods of time but you know that with the price. Before this last order in March of 2017, the poms were great! A great value and held up somewhat. This last order, the gold ones especially fell apart from the moment they were shaken the first time. They have changed the way they are attached to the handle and are now only attached with a ziptie over the handle opening, not secure at all. Really hope they go back to the former way of attaching them. These have always been a favorite of ours and the price is outstanding. shipping is fast- want the old style back however.