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 Thanksgiving. Obviously this is an American company, since our Thanksgiving was last month but Bug just loves making the crafts and doesn’t care about the fact that maybe we are not doing all of them in the month when maybe they were most relevant.
Every month they include a sheet with the projects on it and let you know if there are any additional instructions or extra pieces that are not in each individual bag but are in the big bag everything ships in.
Give Thanks Magnet
These are always nice and simple and whip up quick. For some reason pumpkins were a big thing with us this year so I know this one will be a hit.
This is a paper turkey that gets all glued together. They include the glue stick so you really need only the time and effort to make it. Anything involving glue is always fun, if messy, and maybe needs a bit more mom help then some others.
Magic Color Scratch Fall Leaves
We have received a few of these scratch projects form them and while I think they are pretty boring, Bug loves them and will scratch lines, words, and names into them until there is not much left to scratch off.
This one looks like a lot of fun. The finished picture is so cute! I think this one will have to be a day off project instead of a before bed one though.
Enter With A Thankful Heart Wreath
I missed a picture of the foam wreath base but basically you glue leaves on to it and make the wreath. It is a great message and a fun project.
Turkey Beaded Necklace
Bug is starting to really like jewelry so every time we get one of these it gets more and more wear. They are simple to string up and end up being quite cute for the four year old set.
Cornucopia Sewing Craft
This one is not on the project list so I’m not sure if it was a last minute addition or just got missed. Either way it will be a bit more challenging with the sewing required and should make us work for the finished project.
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. The next months theme is going to be Christmas and I am pretty sure it will be our last bag as well.