Busy Bean Kids craft and activities was born out of a need for something to do to keep my very own little busy bean busy! I struggled to find many kids crafts and activities that were practical for her age and what I did find involved having to buy huge quantities of pipe cleaners and craft sticks when I only needed 1 or 2 and the rest would end up being stored away for “later” and eventually chucked away.
The Craft Buckets were a great solution for this, with everything you need to complete your crafts found in one simple, easy to carry and pack away bucket. The DIY craft kits make each craft simple to understand and include everything that you need. No extra mess, no fuss, no need to spend ages preparing and then discovering you are missing a key part. Just good fun!
Since then we’ve grown in leaps and bounds as moms have approached us looking for a various other kids crafts and activities that they were struggling to find too, especially educational activities. Busy Bags were the perfect complement to our arts and crafts activities, providing fun and resourceful ways of keeping kids busy and learning!
If you don’t see something that you love, get in touch with us and we’ll custom make you a Busy Bean Bucket or Busy Bag!
Our products in a nutshell:
Busy Bean Buckets
Craft Buckets are our speciality and contain 5 DIY Craft Kits that each makes 1 completed craft. Everything needed to complete the craft can be found neatly packaged in a sealed zip lock bag, ready for use at any time.
The DIY Craft Kits can be bought individually or in bulk too and can be customised or created to suit any theme, so they make great party favours!
Craft boxes come in 3 sizes to suit any budget or need .From Beginner to Deluxe, you will find a wide range of art and craft supplied in a clip lock box that stores away easily. A great way to get crafting at home!
We also sell giant rolls of paper that is perfect for all arts and crafts. These rolls are 50m long (860mm wide) and are white bond paper, just like you’d use for your printer.
Baby Busy Bag (Recommended age 0-3 years)
Each Baby Busy bag costs R125 and contains:
– Black and White Image Card (high contrast visual stimulation from birth)
– Silicone Suckers (soft texture for little hands and gums)
– Links (hand eye co-ordination, fine motor control, colour recognition)
– Tubes (hand eye co-ordination and problem solving)
– Sensory Tassel (stimulate baby’s senses and make connections)
This little A5 bag is suitable from birth and up . It is designed to fit into a baby bag or hand bag with ease so that you always have something to keep your little one occupied when you are out and about. It has a clip so that it can be hooked on to trolleys, car seats and prams.
Pre-School Busy Bag (Recommended age 2-6 years)
Pre-School Busy Bags have 6 activities :
– Train Colour and Shape Sorter Activity
– Threading Shape Activity
– Dizzy Disc Construction Activity
– Nuts & Bolts Logic and Reasoning Activity
– Caterpillar and Circles Colours and Grouping Activity
– 5 Double Sided Laminated Tracing Sheets with whiteboard marker for writing skills
All in a zipper/velcro bag for easy pack up and transportation, perfect for any quiet times or when you’re out somewhere and need something to keep the kids busy.
The Pre-School Busy Bag activities are designed to grow with your child as their skill levels develop and they can achieve more and more with the bag.
Body Busy Bag (Recommended age 4+)
Body Busy Bags are a great way to teach kids all about the human body and their senses!
This kit contains:
– A Felt Board
– 2 sets of felt shapes (Face and Body)
– 3 Double sided, re-usable worksheets with marker pen
– Body Flash Cards
Packed in a zipper/velcro bag for easy pack up and transportation, perfect for any quiet times or when you’re out somewhere and need something to keep the kids busy.
S.T.E.M Busy Bag (Recommended age 6+)
S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities.
Are so important for teaching children about the way the world around them works. Science is everywhere; Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives.
Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges and buildings, but also the basic understanding of spatial awareness and how things fit together. Mathematics is in every activity we do in our lives, from measuring amounts in a recipe to counting your change at the shop. By exposing children to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a greater understanding of how things work in their world.
S.T.E.M bags contain a number of fun S.T.E.M activities:
– Building Blocks & activities (Displacement, Technology, Building, Fractions)
– Counter Blocks (Stacking, Basic Mathematical Operations)
– Catapult Craft (Engineering, Science, Maths)
– Balloon Rocket Craft (Engineering, Science, Maths)
– Slime! (Science)
We’re so proud to have partnered with Alice’s Wonder Slime for the amazing slime that we use in these bags.
Alice is 8 years old and in collaboration with her Wonder Mom they have tried and tested slime recipes until they developed this wonder slime which is wonderful!
You won’t find anything else like it anywhere!
For more information please visit their website and get in touch with them.
All of the crafts at Busy Bean have been tested by our very own Busy Beans of all ages to make sure they work properly for you.
For some of our crafts you may need your own scissors or tape but otherwise everything you need is included in the bucket or bag.
Some of the crafts contain small parts or sharp pieces so it’s very important to be aware of this and that all crafts are supervised by an adult.
Our age recommendations are based on the amount of involvement needed by an adult.
Any child can complete any of the crafts we offer, it just depends how much you need to be involved.
So if you see something that a little person you know would love, you can definitely get it.
They may just need more help with it than some of the others we have.
We use only the highest quality craft products, but if there is ever anything you are unhappy with or if you spot any mistakes please let us know and we will happily sort it out for you.
All materials are water soluble and non-toxic, especially for kids.
We courier to any city centres/surrounds in South Africa.
Small items (buckets/busy bags) at a cost of R70 nationwide.
Large items at a cost of R100 within Cape Town and R150 nationwide.
Deliveries take 2-3 days for any in stock items. Custom orders and out of stock items can take up to 2 weeks lead time for delivery. We will convey this information to you prior to payment.