October 2018 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 October 2018 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. — October’s theme was “Halloween” and included a collection of spooktacular crafts.
Jack-O-Lantern Hanging Decor Craft Kit
I think this is the first time we’ve received a lantern-style craft from DoodleBug Busy Bags and were were all excited to complete it. I handled the actual lantern “construction”, while the girls took the job of decorating it.
Working on his face. As always, all of the pieces were self-adhesive. — No glue or tape needed.
The lantern turned out so cute! — Even if his leaves were applied upside-down. 😉
Foam Halloween Skeleton Magnet Craft
We have a nice little collection of holiday-themed foam magnets on our fridge and were happy to add another. This happy skeleton is all set to trick-or-treat, with plastic pumpkin bucket in hand.
Carefully attaching the skull.
The tilted head makes this guy all the more endearing. 🙂
Candy Corn Glitter Mosaic Sign
I think we’ve gotten a glitter mosaic sign in just about every one of our bags over the last year or so. My girls were excited to do them at first, but now I think they just see them as being a little tedious. — There are just SO many tiny foam glitter stickers to apply that they quickly get tired of peeling off the backings and want to move on to something else. That was exactly the case this time and I didn’t even have a chance to snap a photo of the craft in progress because they moved on so quickly. Ah well…
Ghost Craft Roll Tube Craft Kit
One of my daughter’s has a thing for ghosts, so she was super excited to work on this craft. It involved attaching fabric strips onto adhesive, placing it inside of a cardboard tube, assembling the face, and attaching the tube to a plastic rod via a long piece of string.
Placing the fabric strips onto the adhesive strip.
Attaching the facial features.
Making ghosty fly!
Lacing Halloween Puppet Craft Kit
Your child can work on their lacing skills to construct this foam Halloween-themed puppet friend.
Self-adhesive stickers were to be applied to the appropriate places once the lacing was complete.
Such a jovial vampire!
3D Halloween Sticker Scene
Use the included sheet of spooky stickers to decorate the cardboard haunted house scene. Two “shrubs” were to be inserted into the notches at the bottom to allow it to stand on its own.
Hard at work placing all of the ghosts, monsters, bones, bats, and more.
Glitter Foam Black Cat Ornament Craft Kit
Although I’m personally not a big fan of glitter, I loved the neat vintage-style look of this peel-and-stick black cat ornament. Unfortunately, the white mouth/teeth portion of our kit was missing. We were able to make due without it though, and it turned out just as cute.
Again, not crazy about the glitter mess but the neat retro vibes made up for it. 😉
See? Still adorable, even without his teeth. 😉
Holiday-themed DoodleBug Busy Bags are always a favorite in our house so we really enjoyed all of these fun Halloween inspired crafts. We were especially fond of the flying tube ghost, skeleton magnet, pumpkin lantern, and black cat ornament. 🙂 — If you’re interested in subscribing, the theme for November will be Thanksgiving/Fall, December – Christmas, and January – Winter.