Doodlebug Busy Bags April 2015

A new subscription I’ve started getting for Bug is Doodlebugs Busy Bags.  The website describes them as….”DoodleBug Busy Bags is a monthly craft subscription for kids ages 3 – 10. DoodleBug Busy Bags keep little hands busy and little minds active. Each month your child will receive a bag of 4 – 8 curated crafts, often centered on a holiday or seasonal theme, and all the supplies your child needs to complete each activity. Once completed, the crafts may be used as learning tools, decorations, toys, or given away as gifts. DoodleBug Busy Bags are fun, easy to complete, and help develop motor skills, creativity, hand-eye coordination, and confidence.”  Bags are $23.99 including shipping and go down with longer subscriptions.  This months theme is Hello Spring.

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This bag of goodies was inside of a plain bubble mailer.  Everything you need to do the crafts for the month is included, whether it’s glue, magnets, markers, or googly eyes.

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There is an instruction sheet included in each project but this main page gives you the finished pictures and helpful hints for each one.  It also lets you know if something you need to complete the project is loose in the big bag instead of the smaller individual bags.

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Hello Spring Sign. This one makes up a large wall hanging with flowers and Hello Spring in foam letters on in.  These hangings are some of Bug’s favourite crafts that we get in this bag.

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Paper Plate Sun & Rainbow.  This one looks like fun.  The plate has a preglued adhesive strip for attaching the streamers.  The plate is prepainted and the mouth is already on.  We got a new hanging rod for all of the creations and this will take center stage.

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Signs Of Spring Binoculars.  This one makes a funny pair of cardboard binoculars and includes a list to keep track of what you can see.  The marker was included but we keep those out of little hands at this point.

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Stacked Flower Ornament.  This one is a flower on a stick with a face in the center.  It will cause no end of screaming as two little ones fight over who gets to hold it.

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Hatching Bird Pop-Up. This one is cute.  The little bird goes up and down as you push the stick.  It will be a big hit I’m sure.

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Jewel Butterfly Ornament.  Beyond the face being a touch creepy the rest of this is good.  There are lots of things to stick on to make a beautiful butterfly.

As noted last month all of these crafts are from Oriental Trading but since I don’t have to purchase them in large quantities off the site and everything we need to create is included in the bag, I like this. If you need glue or anything else that does not come in the prepackaged craft they make sure it’s in your bag so you really do not have to run to the store. It’s also nice that each of these crafts are fairly quick and we can do them in the short time between bath and bedtime.

 

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