October 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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Monthly subscriptions are $15.99 and include free shipping.
Let’s see what’s in the October 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. — October’s theme was “Halloween” and included an assortment of spooky Halloween-themed projects.
Patterned Bat Magnet Craft Kit
This cute little bat friend was easy to assemble using the self-adhesive foam shapes and the included magnet strip.
Our little buddy was completed in no time!
He’s proudly displayed on our fridge as I type. 🙂
Lacing Felt Plush Silly Monster Craft Kit
These felt projects are always fun to see in the mix. There were 3 different monster variations we could have received, but all were equally adorable. Everything needed to build your monster was included — pre-cut felt, stuffing, lacing string, and self-adhesive felt pieces. — No glueing required!
Ta-da! Monster friend complete.
Halloween Wood Necklace Craft Kit
Another project that’s always a hit with my kiddos — a beaded necklace! This one featured a wooden pumpkin pendant with two black bats and a handful of colored beads.
Jack O’ Lantern Sand Art
What kid doesn’t love sand art? Just peel away one section at a time to reveal the sticky surface beneath, then sprinkle the sand over that area, and repeat until the entire picture is complete.
The pumpkin on the right got a little “dirty”, but we love him anyway. 😉
Halloween Watercolor Paint Activity Book
I thought my girls would be all about this watercolor book, but I don’t think they understood the whole “watercolor” part. “It’s not working!… It’s too light”! In the end, I just cut off the paint section and let them use markers to color the pictures. Eh, whatever works. 🙂
Prior to surrendering to markers. 😉
Halloween Cat Door Knob Hanger Craft Kit
Another simple craft that involved adhering all of the self-adhesive foam pieces together to form a festive door knob hanger. This was completed so fast that I didn’t even have a chance to snap a photo. They’re getting good!
DIY Halloween Sticker Scene
Make your own spooky Halloween scene with the provided background and sheet of stickers.
I think this is one of my favorite completed sticker scenes yet. I love how she stacked all the happy pumpkins together. Aww.
Black Cat Glitter Mosaic Sign
Oh, the dreaded glitter mosaic… Well, dreaded by me. My kids love ’em. (Glitter just isn’t my friend.)
We saved this project for last to minimize the glitter spread-age. It’s pretty time consuming, so only about a third was completed that night.
Okay, that’s less than a third… An eighth? Tenth?
A fun collection of (slightly) spooky Halloween crafts from DoodleBug Busy Bag! Our favorites this month were the beaded necklace, plush monster, sand art, and bat magnet. 🙂 — Upcoming themes include “Fall and/or Thanksgiving” (November), “Christmas” (December), and “Winter” (January).
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome