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 Christmas.
The included paper shows you the finished projects and depending on the craft gives you a tip to do them or lets you know that some of the additional parts are in the big bag it ships in.
“Santa Stop Here” Doorknob Hanger
There was a whole lot of excitement this year for Santa and while this bag did arrive before Xmas there was no time to get into it. We will be sure to have this done up for next year.
Christmas Train Sign
You just need to add the toys to the top of the train and give it some wheels to get this one done. It’s cute and Bug will enjoy it.
“Legend Of The Gingerbread Man” Christmas Ornament
After you build your gingerbread man you can read the story which gets tied on with a ribbon. I don’t think I know what the story is behind these so it’ll be a learning time for me too!
Metal Jingle Bell Wreath Christmas Ornament
Stringing bells on a pipe cleaner? Perfect craft to take up time in between family and food and the major things that always leave kids wanting attention this time of year.
Loopy Christmas Wreath
The paper strips all have adhesive on them to hold them into loops but then they give you a glue stick to attach them to the paper base. Serious adult help needed here.
3D Reindeer Stable
I hate these kind. I seem to have some type of blockage when putting them together and then they fall apart after like five minutes with much yelling and tears on both sides. They are really cute though.
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 Winter but I think our subscription is up with this one so I don’t know if we’ll get it or not.