May 2017 DoodleBug Busy Bags review time!
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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Let’s see what’s in the May 2017 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. — May’s theme was “Mother’s Day & Butterflies” and included an assortment of fun “mom” and butterfly themed projects.
Wooden Butterfly Ornaments
My girls have been obsessed with butterflies for quite a while now and I don’t see that obsession going away any time soon. 😉 Needless to say, they were excited to see that this kit included two wooden butterflies for each of them to color in with the provided markers.
The included markers didn’t work all that well on the wood, so I let them use the ones from another kit that was in this month’s bag. They worked MUCH better. 🙂
Such colorful lil’ butterflies!
Mother’s Day Little Monster Sign
A silly monster-themed Mother’s Day foam sign kit. Just peel the backing from the stickers and apply to the sign as shown in the instructions.
Attaching momma monster’s horns.
All done! — She wanted the 3 flowers on the top right to “hold hands”. Aww.
Butterflies Velvet Color-In Poster with Markers
This craft was a big hit with my daughter who took her time carefully coloring in each little detail without getting any marker on the black velvet background.
Don’t mind the pants-less Shimmer (Shine?) doll in the background. Her pants got ripped and we had to toss ’em out… They just don’t make genie clothes like they used to. 😉
Her completed masterpiece.
Mother’s Day Bike Magnet
Another easy peel-and-stick foam craft kit featuring a cute bicycle theme.
All done! — Unfortunately, the magnet didn’t stick at all. As soon as I stuck it on, it fell right back off. Ah well. It’s still cute.
Mom Gift Bag
Using the markers from the other crafts, your child can color this Mother’s Day bag and then use it to put all of their gifts (completed crafts) inside.
Foamies Felt Butterfly
I’m not sure why this is called “Foamies” when the pieces are actually made of felt. Ha. That said, it was nice to see another alternative to the foam kits.
Butterfly construction in progress.
We ended up drawing on a face later. 😉
Mother’s Day Phone Stand
A simple foam phone stand with stickers for decoration and a spot to write your name.
Putting the letters in place.
The completed stand!
Beaded Mom Necklace
These necklace kits are always a favorite with my kiddos. They wear them all year long, despite what holiday/theme is represented on ’em. 😉
Cute! — The tag on the left is made of paper and designed to be removed after the gift is given.
World’s Best Mom Certificate & Coupons
A “World’s Best Mom” certificate and a set of coupons for your child to color and present to you on Mother’s Day.
SO much coloring this month! 🙂
As you can see, a little more care was given to coloring in the certificate than the coupons. Haha
Another great collection of crafts from DoodleBug Busy Bags! My girls loved the combination of Mother’s Day and butterflies. 🙂 — June’s theme is going to be Father’s Day & July 4th!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome