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 Superhero.
This is what I pulled out of the envelope. Bug is REALLY into superheros right now so this couldn’t have come at a better time. This whole group of items and crafts is going to be a huge hit. The item on the right is a Superhero Pocket Folder. Inside of this is a sticker scene for you to create and a DIY comic book. The comic might be a little to advanced for Bug but she’ll have fun placing the stickers on it even if she doesn’t make an actual comic.
The sheet that comes with everything has a picture of every finished item and if there are any extra instructions or steps for completion they will be listed here as well.
This just made my life so much easier. We usually just use a hair clip on a tea towel. This isn’t a craft but I know it’ll be so enjoyed that I don’t care.
Color Your Own Superhero Mask
There were three options for different masks. You get to colour it in as you want with the included pencil crayons and then there is an elastic to string through so you can wear it. This will go well with the cape.
Magic Color Scratch Superheros
You use the little pen to scratch off the black and reveal the colors underneath. You can make any design you want to and there are two included out of four possible superheros.
DIY Superhero Shield
This is a paper plate you decorate with the crayons and stickers. Once you’ve got it as you want then you attach the elastic and you have a shield. They included glue dots for this but we might have to beef that up.
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 think this will be Bugs favorite box yet.