Doodlebug Busy Bags June 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 On The Farm & Father’s Day.

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All of the crafts come in this type of zippy bag with any extra bits you might need for each craft.  The instructions for each are in their individual bags but there is a main sheet showing what you got and any tips or help you might need to complete everything.

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3D Barn Craft Kit

The last time we got one of these building type projects I had to get Grandma to help her with it because I just ddin’t have the patience at the time to fuss with it.  I’m hoping this one will be less stressful for me. Bug loves them.

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Farm Animals

So this obviously is not a craft but I guess goes with the above item to make a playset.  They will get played with until I step on them and lose my sh*t.

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Farm Animal Reader

This is a little book about carp.  I honestly have never thought about looking for carp when I go to a farm but maybe I’m going to the wrong type of farms.  Books are a win every time.

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Farm Stickers

This one is a bit cheesy, it’s just a piece of paper and a sheet of stickers to put on it.  Not really a craft.

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Farm Animal Playing Cards

These are a regular deck of cards but with animals instead of normal suits.  We only use cards as matching games at this point but now we can add animal names to the fun.

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Farm Animal Magnet Craft Kit

It looks like we got the horse and if the level of fun the previous months magnet kits brought is anything to go by this might be the winner of favorite craft for Bug.

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Father’s Day Crafts

There are three crafts in this bag, Picture Frame Magnet Craft Kit, Super Dad Sticker Card, and Beaded Key CHain Kit.  This parcel arrived after Father’s Day had passed but that won’t stop us from making and giving them to Dad.  He’ll enjoy getting them.

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.  I’m a little disappointed with this month.  There is only five actual crafts and that’s what I;m looking for out of this subscription.  Hopefully next month has a better ratio.

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