Doodlebug Busy Bags June 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Doodlebug Busy Bags is a monthly subscription service that sends fun seasonal crafts for kids. Each Doodlebug Busy Bag contains 4-8 crafts that helps children develop their fine motor skills, creativity and confidence. This subscription service is run by Kidable Adventures, who also produces the Little Thinker Box. My son loves the themes of the easy-to-assemble crafts, and I appreciate the tips contained on the detailed instruction sheets. New subscribers receive a nice big red bag, perfect for holding lots of beautiful Doodlebug crafts.


Each month’s box arrives with a general overview of all the crafts as well as color pictures of the finished crafts.

IMG_5723Every box contains neatly organized bagged crafts along with any other supplies that might be required, such as glue dots and magnets. This month’s theme was Dad! All nine Dad crafts and games piqued my son’s interest. He was excited to make presents to present to his dad on Father’s Day!

IMG_5725 (2)My son really wanted to color this time around, so he was eager to decorate this tie.

IMG_5748My husband doesn’t wear ties frequently, but he’ll appreciate the pun fun on this one!


Once finished, we put this away for safe keeping.

IMG_5726More coloring! My son was happy this was included. He enjoyed very much completing a similar activity about Monarch butterflies for an Ivy Kids box a few months ago and was excited to make another rotating wheel.


He chose to draw pictures that depicted his answers to the questions on the second wheel.

IMG_5731As I mentioned earlier, my husband loves puns, so I know he’s going to like this very much.

IMG_5763As much as my husband loves puns, my son loves animals. He peppered me with questions about otters as he constructed his otter magnet.


So cute! After placing this on the refrigerator, my son told me that I needed to keep his dad away from the refrigerator until Sunday so this will be a surprise for him.

IMG_5734 (2)Although my husband is not that into cars, many are and will appreciate this theme.

IMG_5759My kids are much more interested in cars than my husband. My son had fun decorating his license plate. He wrote a secret message to his dad on the back of this!


It turned out well!

IMG_5733This was the most involved craft of the bunch and required a pretty major mommy intervention.

IMG_5765This key ring was relatively straightforward until it came time to string the #1 Dad bead. The hole was long and very narrow. I had to find a large quilting needle and thread each of the two strings through the eye of the needle to get them through the hole in the bead. This left my son pretty frustrated.


Once I had strung the #1 Dad bead, the ends of the strings were very frayed. In retrospect, I should have cut them down then. Instead, I let my son struggle with them until he gave up and asked me to finish the key chain.

IMG_5727My husband is a paper tabletop football expert, so I knew he’d have fun with this!


According to my husband, while this version is much more sturdy and attractive than what he’s used to, it’s hard to manipulate the football. Still, determined to score a goal, he and my son enjoyed playing together for about 15 minutes.

IMG_5724My son and my husband both enjoyed this bowling game! The most difficult part was setting it up!


They each took alternating shots, trying to knock all of the pins over. It was a cooperative effort.

IMG_5730This basketball game was a lot of fun! Putting it together requires lots of fine motor strength, though.


Once assembled, my son had a lot of fun playing with this toy. I have a feeling it’s going to continue to be a hit for a long time!

IMG_5729These were the first cars that my son had to manipulate by pulling back and releasing.


My husband and son had so much fun racing them, that my daughter decided to join in! Neither car went very far which made them all the more fun to race. These were a bit hit!

This month’s Doodlebug Busy Bag was more game-oriented than previous bags. We really enjoyed this! We hope they continue to send fun games in future months!

We can’t wait to receive next month’s Doodlebug Busy Bag!

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The Subscription: DoodleBug Busy Bags
The Description: A monthly craft subscription for kids ages 3 – 8 that will 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.
The Price: $16.00 per month
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  • PA Anna

    This is adorable!

    • Megan

      Thanks, Anna! We had a lot of fun with this month’s bag!