I don't think that is a good idea. Why didn't you build one for her before you built your own? :?: Definitely not a pass mark there. I built the first one for my daughter's 10th birthday. Her older brother was not a paddler, managed to capsize her kayak within the first 50 metres. When away on the first holiday with both kayaks, she spent at least one morning (or afternoon?) learning how to capsize it and get back in - all her own idea.My daughter likes to ride in the back hatch. There was a reason why I made it extra large and moved it forward!