One 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 Under The Sea.
This month came with an added bonus bag to keep your crafts in until you can get to them. They also let us know that all new subscribers would be getting this bag.
As always there is a sheet letting you know what the crafts are and any extra hints you may need to complete them. If there is some added items that would be in the big bag they tell you on here as well.
Submarine Craft Kit
This is a 3D kit that makes a floating sub. I’m not sure how long it would stay afloat in our tub but it’ll be fun to find out.
Magic Color Scratch Fish
This one gives you two fish and a scratch tool so you can make your own designs on the fish. I’m not sure how Bug will do with this one but with help we should be able to get some crazy type of fish.
Seahorse Craft Kit
This is another one you stick together. Also included was a stamp to give your seahorse a great design.
Beaded Dolphin Necklace Craft Kit
I’m glad to see that the beads are the bigger bugle beads that Bug can handle on her own. She likes to make the jewelry but rarely wears it after. That may change as she gets a bit older though.
Paper Plate Whale Craft
I forgot to get a pic of the plate but it’s a big blue paper plate that forms the body of the whale. Everything else is stuck on to get your finished project.
Sea Animal Sand Art
This one is going to be a mess!!! The cutout has a layer of adhesive on it that you peel back and then sprinkle with the coloured sand. Maybe I can just do this one myself and give it to Bug finished instead……
Shark Sticker Sheet
There is a piece of paper and a sheet of stickers. Enough said.
Tropical Sea Life Activity Book w/Crayons
These are nicely packaged up so we could take them along on a trip or to Grandma’s. We don’t need more crayons or colouring books but since these are small I’m sure we won’t even notice them laying around.
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 like that this time they gave a few more advanced crafts even if it means a bit more mess.