Bumblebee Bins was established in 2020 as a way to encourage educational, screen free sensory play. Over the past couple of years, we have grown from creating themed play dough bins at local markets to shipping nationwide with offerings such as subscriptions and custom party favors. Bumblebee Bins can also be found in stores locally around Nashville.
Natalie Donnelly is the owner of Bumblebee Bins. She is also a mom and pediatric occupational therapist with over 8 years experience working with kids on their developmental skills and milestones. She has a passion for messy art and sensory play! Through Bumblebee Bins, her goal is to equip parents with the knowledge and confidence to support their kids' sensory and motor development through education and fun activities that imbed leading therapy practices in play.
From our owner: Hi, I’m Natalie, the owner of Bumblebee Bins! I am also mom to two of the sweetest little boys and wife to the most supportive husband around. Originally from Maryland, I chose to put down roots in Franklin, TN and am currently soaking up every minute of raising our family here.
I love a good craft and don't mind making a mess in the process. You can find me in the mornings in a messy bun, chugging a coffee, and planning that day's project or adventure with my boys!
I always knew I wanted to work in a field where I could interact with different people every day and help better their lives. I discovered what occupational therapy was in high school and haven’t looked back since! After finishing my Masters in Occupational Therapy, I began working in a neuro-rehabilitation setting with adults who suffered strokes and brain injuries. I loved it, but I always knew in my heart that I wanted to work with kids. I switched into a pediatric OT role and have been supporting children of all abilities (and their families) in their homes, in clinics, and in schools for over 8 years now!
I am a true believer in the saying “It takes a village.” We want the best for our children but we cannot do it all or know it all on our own. That is why I want to share the knowledge I have with you and hope Bumblebee Bins can help ease the stress and unknowns of raising independent kids!