I haven’t reviewed DoodleBug Busy Bags in quite a while, so I was excited when they agreed to send July’s “Under the Sea” themed bag for my kiddos. They love doing crafts and have been super into “sea creatures” lately, so I knew they’d have a lot of fun with this!
If you’re not aware, DoodleBug Busy Bags is a fun subscription for little ones from Kidable Adventures (the company behind Little Thinker Box). Bags are aimed at children ages 3 through 9 and contain all of the materials needed to complete 4 to 8 fun crafts. Each bag will focus on a different theme, often relating to upcoming holidays or seasons. Monthly subscriptions are $15.99 and include free shipping.
Let’s see what’s in the July 2015 DoodleBug Busy Bag!
Everything was shipped in a sturdy bubble mailer via first class mail.
As mentioned before, July’s theme was “Under the Sea” and included 8 crafts relating to the animals and items found in the sea.
A handy DoodleBug Busy Bag tote was also included for holding all of your craft supplies. All new subscribers will receive this upon signing up!
3-D Foam Submarine Craft Kit – A simple craft that involved assembling foam pieces together to form a submarine. Sticker “windows” and a straw periscope(?) were also included. I let the girls put the stickers on themselves, then I assembled the pieces.
The finished sub was pretty cute and the girls liked making it fly through the air (hey, it does have propellers). I might even let them play with it in the tub tonight. Fun!
Paper Plate Whale Craft Kit – Another easy craft that’s completed by simply glueing all of the parts of the whale together. Glue dots were included to make it even easier.
Our finished whale! He’s cute, but I’m not sure why he has a hole in his belly. Poor guy.
Sea Horse Foam Craft Kit – The girls really liked this one. You get to decorate your little seahorse with eyes, rhinestones, and pretty fins. All of the pieces had adhesive backings, so no glue was needed. There was also a little stamp pad included in this project but I forgot to photograph it. You can see it in action in the photo below…
The “fins” were to be decorated using fingerprints. (They really, really loved this part.)
The finished seahorse was adorable! His eyes may have already fallen off, but… He’s still cool. 😉
Shark Sticker Scene – You can’t get much easier than this — a sheet of colorful stickers to make your own “under the sea” scene.
The finished scene! Things aren’t looking too good for the black-clad diver near the boat… SO many sharks.
Dolphin Beaded Necklace Craft – Your child can use the included materials to make a fun dolphin necklace. I forgot to take a photo of the completed craft, but it turned out perfectly and both girls like to
fight over it wear it.
Stringing the beads onto the necklace was great practice for them!
Sea Animal Sand Art – Okay, I completely screwed this one up. You’re supposed to peel off the adhesive little by little and fill in the spaces with the colorful sand. For whatever reason, I couldn’t peel the top layer off to reveal the adhesive and instead ended up basically ruining the whole thing by tearing off way more than I should have. Oops. 🙁 Sorry, kids.
Magic Color Scratch Fish – Using the included scratch tool, your kiddo can “carve” designs into the fish, revealing the colors below.
The competed fish. The girls may be twins, but they both have very different artistic styles. 😉
Tropical Sea Life Activity Book with Crayons – A small activity book with a box containing 4 crayons. This was another favorite with my girls. They LOVE to color.
They each colored a page at a time with minimal fighting. Amazing. To my surprise, they actually sat there together until the entire book was complete. Success!
July’s DoodleBug Busy Bag was a total hit with my kiddos. They love doing crafts and these were all (for the most part) easy enough for them to do, despite them being 2 weeks shy of turning 3. Fun stuff!Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
July 2015 DoodleBug Busy Bag Review
A great subscription for toddlers and preschool aged kids. The theme was perfect for summer and my girls really enjoyed all of the crafts (except the one mommy screwed up). 😉
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