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Let’s see what’s in the March 2019 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 an info sheet, along with photos and tips on how to complete each one. — March’s theme was “Spring” and included a collection of seasonal crafts to display around your home.
DIY 3D Butterfly Ornament with Stickers
One of my daughters is completely obsessed with butterflies and was thrilled to see this activity included in this month’s bag. It involved coloring the 2-sided butterfly cut-outs above, decorating them with the provided stickers, and sliding them together to make a 3D ornament.
Step 1: Coloring the body and outer wings with markers.
Step 2: Decorate!
All assembled! — The string was already attached for immediate hanging.
Spring Character Magnet
These foam magnet kits are always super easy to complete. Just attach the self-adhesive pieces in the places shown, stick on the magnet, and you’re good to go.
I think this was one of the quickest crafts we’ve ever done. — Just two stickers to place, plus the magnet on the back.
Spoon Spring Flower Craft Kit
Now this craft was a little trickier to complete. Well, mainly the part where you needed to form the spoons into the shape of a flower (tulip) while securing them in place with a very short piece of pipecleaner. Needless to say, I handled that part.
Once the flower was complete, we stuffed the paper shreds into the pot above and decorated it using flower stickers from another project (shown later).
Not exactly the most flower-y looking flower, but still cute. 😉
Bug Sand Art
My girls always enjoy doing these neat sand art projects. Just peel away the sticker backing one section at a time to reveal the adhesive below and sprinkle the sand over the surface.
3D Foam Spring Tree Craft Kit
Another easy craft that required you to simply place the self-adhesive foam flowers onto the tree and insert the trunk piece into the slot to allow it to stand on its own.
Instant blooms! — These are the flowers that we also used on the flower pot shown earlier.
A simple, but pretty decoration. — It’s actually giving me some serious Yo Gabba Gabba! vibes… I can totally see DJ Lance popping out from behind it and shouting “Hello Friends!”. 😀
Paper Hanging Flower Craft Kit
I don’t know if I’d call this one tricky, but it was certainly tedious. You were to gather all the paper strips together, secure them in the center with the small pipecleaner, then form a loop with each strip by adhering them with the attached self-adhesive tape.
Since I knew the girls wouldn’t have much patience for it, I handled the loop construction. They finished it up by placing the foam stickers in the middle.
As you can see, I didn’t exactly do the best job with the loops. Ha.
Bug Foam Magnet Craft Kit
The final project was another foam bug craft kit. Again, these are always super easy to complete and the girls love hanging the finished products up on the fridge.
Building the bee.
All ready to display!
Although a couple of the crafts yielded slightly unfortunate results (I’ll take the blame!), we still enjoyed our Spring-themed DoodleBug Busy Bag. Our favorites this time were the 3D butterfly ornament, ladybug sand art, and 3D tree. — If you’re interested in subscribing to DoodleBug Busy Bags, the theme April will be Easter. May-September will include a variety of different non-themed crafts.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome