FAQs

How long will my play dough last?

Your dough should last 2-3 months if stored in a sealed Zip-loc bag or a sealed plastic container.  The dough might form salt crystals if it sits out some.  Work the dough for a couple of minutes to disperse the salt crystals.  If crystals persist, work a couple of drops of water into the dough.

 

What does it cost to ship my bins?

We are proud to offer FREE SHIPPING on our bins!  

 

Are your subscriptions appropriate for boys AND girls? 

Yes!  Our subscription program is seasonal and/or contains themes for both boys and girls!  Then, if you’d like a special dinosaur bin or princess bin for your special little one, you can order those separately. 

 

What are my options for subscriptions?   

We have 2 options- every other month (6 bins/ year), or receive a bin each month (12/year), for our best discount.  

 

HERE ARE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS!  

 

Every Month for CHILDREN AGES 3+:  

January- Winter Wonderland & Arctic Animals

February- Valentine’s Day

March- Easter OR St. Patrick’s Day

April-Beach / At the Sea 

May- Cooking

June-Zoo

July- 4th of July

August- Outer Space 

September- Farm

October- Halloween 

November - Fall 

December- Christmas OR Hanukkah

 

WARNING:  The bins above have smaller parts which can be a choking hazard, and they are not intended for children under age 3.  SEE BELOW FOR TODDLER BIN OPTIONS. 

 

Every Other Month FOR CHILDREN AGES 3+:

February- Valentine’s Day

April- Beach/ At the Sea

June- Zoo

August- Outer Space

October- Halloween 

December- Christmas OR Hanukkah 

 

WARNING:  The bins above have smaller parts which can be a choking hazard, and they are not intended for children under age 3.  SEE BELOW FOR TODDLER BIN OPTIONS. 

 

What are my subscription options for children ages 18 months - 3 years?  (TODDLERS) 

 

12 bins/ year (monthly) subscription for Toddlers is developmental in nature, meaning that they start with simpler objects and finish with their ABC’s and 123’s!  

 

Month 1 - Farm

Month 2 - Textures

Month 3 - Colors

Month 4 - Sizes

Month 5 - Sounds 

Month 6 - Cooking

Month 7 - Shapes

Month 8 - Ice Cream 

Month 9 - Zoo

Month 10 - Building

Month 11 - 123’s 

Month 12 - ABC’s

 

Our 6 bins/ year (bimonthly) subscription for Ages 18 months- 3 years (TODDLERS) is:

  

Month 1 - Farm 

Month 2 - Colors

Month 3 - Sounds

Month 4 - Shapes

Month 5 - Zoo 

Month 6 - ABC’s

 

When do I have to subscribe by to get my bin?

Purchase your subscription by the 10th of the month!  All subscriptions ship out by the 15th of the month, except for Valentine's Day (ships by February 5), St. Patrick's Day/ Easter (ships by March 5), and the 4th of July (ships by June 25). 

 

Note:  For October 2020, our launch month, order by Oct 20 and your bin will ship right away to start your subscription! 

 

Is there a way I can get the contents of the bin WITHOUT the bin?  

Yes, you may.  Just choose that option upon adding the bin or subscription to your cart & save!  

 

My family celebrates Hanukkah instead of Christmas; can I substitute a Hanukkah bin?  

Yes you can!  Just select that from the drop down menu when you order your subscription! 

 

My family doesn’t celebrate Easter.  What are my options?

No problem, you can get a St. Patrick’s Day bin with your subscription instead!  

 

Can I change the bins I have coming in my 6 times a year subscription?

Not at this time, but we are looking into that possibility for the future. 

 

Do Bumblebee bins come with play dough mats?

YES!  We provide a laminated play mat for our our full sized bins.  (For mini bins, just remove the lid and play inside that!)  And our bins themselves are AWESOME… just remove the inside dividers and play in there, or on the top of the lid… lots of options for clean play.  

 

Do your bins come with any educational help?

YES!  Each full-sized bin comes with educational aides for parents, caregivers or teachers.  They focus on early math, early literacy, sorting, patterns, and the like!   

 

I’d like to know more about sensory issues in children.  Can you help?

Yes!  Click on our Resources link, or to speak with Angela directly, please email bumblebeebins@gmail.com.  Or visit the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation website at www.spdfoundation.net for more information. 

 

Do you offer custom bins for my upcoming birthday party?

YES!  We’d love to help you develop the perfect custom bins.  Please provide us 4+ weeks to source all the goodies to go inside!  Email bumblebeebins@gmail.com to get started. 

 

I have an idea for a bin.  How can I tell you about it?

We’d love to hear!  Drop us an email, Facebook message, or Instagram DM!  Or you can always email bumblebeebins@gmail.com.

 

I’d like to provide feedback about my bin.  Where can I do that?

Please give us your thoughts at bumblebeebinsinfo@gmail.com

 

Can I return my products?

Please email bumblebeebinsinfo@gmail.com to discuss what we can to do help if your product was defective.  Do to the “hands on” nature of the bins, returns are not accepted, but we want to help you the best we can.  Just get in touch! 

 

Do you ship internationally?

We currently ship within the U.S.  However, international shipping is on our radar!