DoodleBug Busy Bags review time! — The theme for December’s “bag” was Christmas. Yay!
If you’re new to them, 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.
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Monthly subscriptions are $15.99 and include free shipping.
Let’s see what’s in the December 2016 DoodleBug Busy Bag!
As always, all of the crafts were shipped in a padded envelope and sealed in a ziplock bag.
All of the crafts were listed on info sheet, along with photos and tips on how to complete each one.
Reindeer Wreath Door Hanger Craft Kit – A cute, easy to assemble foam craft kit to hang on a doorknob for some festive holiday cheer. — Featuring everyone’s favorite reindeer, Rudolph!
Putting the finishing touches on the wreath.
Rudolph may be in need of a pair of glasses, but he’s still adorable. 😉
Lacing Felt Plush Reindeer Craft Kit – A lacing craft with the added bonus of stuffing! Just lace the two felt “head” pieces together, decorate with self-adhesive facial features, and fill with stuffing, and you’ve got yourself a little plush reindeer friend.
Stuff, stuff, stuff…
Christmas Tree Glitter Mosaic Craft Kit – We received a similar project in last month’s bag and it’s very time-consuming. (SO many little stickers to place!) Nevertheless, Chloe insisted on doing this first and diligently worked on it while Evie did the other crafts. (It’s still not finished. 😉 )
She started with blue, her favorite color. No “completed” photo since it’s still under construction. 😉
Wooden Beaded Icicle Ornament Craft Kit – I think this was one of my personal favorite crafts this month. Some of the pieces were a little hard to thread, so I did most of this project myself. I did have the girls help me find each bead/button as the instructions called for them, which they had fun with.
This is hanging on our tree as I type. 🙂
Bright Gingerbread House Magnet Craft Kit – Another easy foam kit that involved simply placing the self-adhesive pieces onto the gingerbread house and finishing it off with a magnet on the back.
Evie decided that all of the sugar-coated candies should be given right to the gingerbread man. He happily accepted.
He’s a happy lil’ cookie man!
Santa Craft Stick Character Ornament – A pre-painted craft stick & foam santa ornament. Unfortunately, we were missing his eyes & nose. 🙁
Our faceless Santa. Ha. We’ll add some eyes later. 😉
Jingle Bell & Pony Bead Necklace Craft Kit – Almost all of the DoodleBug Busy Bags I’ve received have included a beaded necklace or bracelet craft. My girls love accessorizing, so these are always a hit.
I love the little “gummy bear” beads!
Merry Christmas to All Sticker Scene – A sheet of Christmas themed stickers and a snowy background page were provided to create your own holiday scene.
“OH!” is Santa’s new catchphrase. Also, don’t mind the decapitated deer. The stickers were a little hard to remove from the backing. 😉
The Christmas themed DoodleBug Busy Bag is always one of my girls’ favorites. (Mine too!) The crafts are always so festive and fun. Perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. 🙂 — Upcoming bag themes include Winter, Valentine’s Day, Spring, and Easter.
December 2016 DoodleBug Busy Bags Review
Our favorite crafts this month were the jingle bell necklace, gingerbread house magnet, reindeer plush, and beaded ornament. So cute! 🙂