DoodleBug Busy Bags is a monthly craft subscription by Kidable Adventures for kids ages 3-9. Each month you receive a bag filled with 4-8 curated crafts, often centered on a holiday or a seasonal theme. DoodleBug Busy bags are fun and easy to complete as well as help develop hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and confidence.

*Disclosure: Kidable Adventures kindly sent me this box for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.Β 

Cost

$15.99 + FREE shipping

Ships to U.S. and Canada.

Shipping to Canada is $8.00.

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What’s inside?

Everything inside our kit this month.

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

This month’s theme was “Camping Adventure” so all activities and crafts revolved around creating a fun camping experience! I really appreciate how each activity comes wrapped in an individual package, making it easier to keep it aside for later as well as travel-friendly!

The information sheet lists all our crafts for the month and helps keep track of what’s in the busy bag. Very handy dandy for sure!

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Let’s take a look at each activity in detail.

Foam 3D Camp Scene

Ending the summer with a fun diy camping fun. πŸ™‚ These foam pieces are easy to handle for little ones and 2-4 year olds just love making things with their hands. So this was a perfect diy for both my kiddos.

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

My kids are obsessed with Peppa Pig so they had to bring in the toys and had a ball playing out a camping scene. The completed foam scenes are perfect size for any toy figurines.

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Craft Stick Ornament

Another hands on activity that required the kids to put together a camping fire kit and pretend roasting marshmallows!

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

3D Canoe

Next we had some canoeing fun and my 3-year old was able to put this together with relative ease. We also had to thread the holes in to connect the canoe, and I thought that was a great fine-motor skills activity!

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Peppa and Mummy Pig hopped into the canoe as soon as it was ready to go into the water. πŸ™‚

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Paper Bag Owl

Give my kids some glue and/or stickers and they can spend hours with it. So this was another perfect “quiet-time” activity that they had fun making.

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Our very wonky looking Owl is all ready! Thanks to the little 2 year old helper. πŸ™‚

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Camping is a Hoot Sign

Another easy to put together activity using foam pieces to create the camping is hoot sign.

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

We also used the provided string to hang it around in our playroom. πŸ™‚ Please ignore the messy table πŸ˜‰

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Mini Camping Sticker Scene (2)

I am a huge fan of story-creating or story-retelling activities that require the use of stickers, as it really widens the kids’ imagination. Loved how my 3-year-old put everything together to create her camping scene. I saved the other one for a restaurant trip to keep her occupied. πŸ˜‰

DoodleBug Busy Bags Review September 2017

Verdict


Overall, these busy bags by DoodleBug totally live up to their name! My kids can happily play with these for quite some time. I love that they are easy enough for them to make it themselves, along with providing them an opportunity for some pretend play, which is so important as well! On-the-go or rainy day, DoodleBug Busy Bags will provide just the perfect crafting fun!

Have you tried DoodleBug Busy Bags yet? Share your comments below. πŸ™‚