Doodlebug Busy Bags December 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Doodlebug Busy Bags is a monthly subscription service that sends fun seasonal crafts for kids to your home. 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 “Merry Christmas!”

The first project my son tackled was decorating a winter scene with Santa Claus stickers.

My son had a lot of fun with this! I liked how he’s starting to learn that sometimes less is more.

Once he decided that his scene was complete, he gave the remaining stickers to his sister who affixed them enthusiastically to a blank sheet of paper.

Of all the crafts this month, my son found this one the most intimidating.

Still, he got to work and was delighted to learn how easy it was to create!

He’s very proud of himself for making his own stuffed animal!

Next up was a fun, jingly Christmas necklace!

The challenge here was stringing the bell so that the acorn top capped it off. My son was delighted when he figured out how to do it.

The Santa Claus ornament was easy to construct. Unfortunately, though, we didn’t receive a mustache for Saint Nick.

Even so, my son had fun making him. I’ve noticed that he has gained a lot of confidence in constructing ornaments out of sticks, which is great.

He hung Santa Claus in front of a window in our breakfast room so we can see his friendly face each morning.

The gingerbread house magnet was a breeze to construct.

It required only peeling and sticking.

It looks adorable on the refrigerator in our kitchen.

My son was excited to add an ornament of his own to our tree this year!

He enjoyed threading the elastic string through the beads and the buttons.

It turned out great!

My son was excited to make a Christmas mosaic to celebrate the season.

This required a lot of peeling and sticking. My son was pleased to donate extra sparkly stickers to his sister’s stash.

He hung his finished craft on the doorknob to our laundry room.

As my son looked through the components of his Rudolph wreath door hanger, he was surprised to find two Rudolph heads but no bow. This was especially strange since we were also missing a component from the Santa stick craft, and I can’t remember the last time something like this happened with this subscription.

Still, he was pleased to get to work to see how the craft would turn out.

Even without the bow, it still looked nice and festive.

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.

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