Doodlebug Busy Bags is a monthly subscription service that sends fun seasonal crafts for kids. Each Doodlebug Busy Bag contains 4-8 crafts that help 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.
The information sheet contains an overview of all the crafts as well as color pictures of the finished crafts. Each craft comes individually bagged along with any other supplies that might be required, such as glue dots and magnets. This month’s theme was “Animal Science: Reptiles and Amphibians.”
My son thinks reptiles and amphibians are cool, and he was excited to get started with this month’s activities.
The first set of activities asked children to paint a wooden snake and lizard using the enclosed acrylic paints.
My son announced that he wanted to paint both animals green. I just hoped he had enough green paint!
He did! We set these out to dry overnight, and he had fun playing with them the following day.
In the next activity, children used the enclosed acrylic paints and q-tips to paint their favorite animal.
My son decided to paint a lion.
Roar! This was the first lion my son had ever drawn. He was really pleased with how it turned out.
This cute frog door hanger required a lot of peeling and sticking–a perfect activity for my son to complete on his own.
He enjoyed this very much.
When he was done, he ran across the house to show it to his dad. After receiving some much-deserved high fives, he placed the adorable frog on his own bedroom door.
This month’s final craft asked children to create a tortoise using a lot of glue.
My son used the four enclosed glue dots to secure the legs to the tortoise.
Everything else was affixed with glue (and reinforced with some tape on the reverse). How cute!
As always, my son and I enjoyed working through his Doodlebug Busy Bag together. He finds great satisfaction in creating the enclosed crafts by himself, with his cheering squad giving him high fives as he completes each one. I’m grateful for the bonding time it provides us each month.
According to this month’s information sheet, beginning next month, Doodlebugs Busy Bags will revert back to their seasonal themes beginning with Halloween! We can’t wait!
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