Doodlebug Busy Bags May 2015

Hey everyone!  Sorry for the long break but between work and the kidlets being sick I just haven’t had much free time.  I have also been feeling completely exhausted and pretty much in bed by 9:30 each night.  Hopefully I can get caught up here for a few days at least.

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 Gifts For Mom.

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There are fewer crafts this month but they are all centered around Mom. This did arrive after Mother’s Day but as the sheet says these will be appreciated by Mom all year long.  We might do a few for grandma instead.

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First up this month is a MOM Card.  The letters open up to make a card spelling out mom.  They also give you a selection of jewels, buttons, markers and glitter glue to decorate it up.

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Next is an Artist Canvas and Easel.  You are supposed to use the same decorations from above to make mom a special picture

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This one I was at a loss to before I read the description.  It is a Wind Chime.  Again you have to save some of the decorations to make this up but it looks cute in the finished picture.

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Last up this month is a Bracelet.  The kids need to string the beads to make Mom a pretty spring bracelet.  This one will be our most challenging but it too looks nice.

As noted before 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 when we need to be winding down.

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