DoodleBug Busy Bags is quickly becoming a favorite for my girls. This month’s bundle was all about the zoo!
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 August 2015 DoodleBug Busy Bag!
As usual, the crafts were sent in a bubble envelope and each one was packaged individually within a larger bag.
All of the crafts were listed on the info sheet, along with photos and tips on how to complete each one.
Zoo Animal Magnet Craft Kit – This was a super simple craft that simply required your little one to glue the monkey’s head and nose onto his body, followed by the magnet strip. All of the pieces had adhesive on them already, so all you had to do was remove the backing and place them on the monkey.
Here’s our completed monkey! (He’s actually being proudly displayed on our fridge now.)
Zoo Animal Slap Bracelet – I remember when these first came out in middle school and how some kids were actually cutting themselves on the metal inside when they slapped it on their wrist. Of course, that didn’t stop me from having a nice little collection of ’em. 😉 That said, I’ll still wait until the girls are a little older to let them play with this (though I did let them try it on when while doing the crafts).
Zoo Animal Wood Necklace Craft Kit – Another easy craft for toddlers that involved stringing the tiger-colored beads onto the string to make a necklace.
Here’s the bead-stringing in action…
…and the finished result. Cute!
Animal Mask – A pre-assembled mask was included for your child to play pretend with. I would have preferred another kit so they could make it themselves, but no biggie. (They managed to rip it within ten minutes anyway. haha. Kids…)
Zoo Animal Sticker Sheet – This craft included a sheet of silly stickers and a piece of cardstock. Your little one can place the stickers onto the cardstock to make a funny animal face.
That poor, poor elephant.
Animal Finger Puppets – Each subscriber received two different plastic finger puppets. We got an elephant and a giraffe.
Ev quickly claimed the elephant as her own.
Zoo Animal Paper Plate Craft Kit – Another easy craft that involved placing the foam stickers onto the hippo’s head in the correct spots. A string was also included for hanging.
Our happy hippo!
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo Number Craft Kit – This craft was based on an Eric Carle book, which is pretty evident by his trademark illustrations. A large fold-out “train” was included and it was your kiddo’s job to glue all of the cars on it in order of the number of animals pictured on each one. Glue dots (not shown) were included.
Mini Zoo Animal Coloring Book Set – A tiny zoo-themed coloring book and box of 4 small crayons were included to stash in your purse for “emergencies”. 😉
My girls really enjoyed August’s DoodleBug Busy Bag and the theme was great since we recently visited the zoo. I do wish there were more crafts to complete and less toys this month, but overall it was a fun bag and we’re already looking forward to receiving the next one. 🙂Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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