Lists are lovely, but sometimes it’s easier to see what one is talking about when one can see what one is talking about. And so … a visual list of ideas for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxing pleasure:
A tiny baby in a tiny sleeping bag
(if you are local, let me know, I’ll make you some for shoeboxes next year!)
index cards, composition book, doll in a sleeping bag
Hat (homemade or storebought), soccer ball, ruler, tissues, toy truck
Even though the pic is a bit fuzzy, I couldn’t resist –>
MATH dice – I know, right?! LOVE!
Plastic eating utensils, wiffle ball (they come in package of 6, if I remember right), Slinky
T-shirt, baby doll ($1 at Dollar Tree) in blanket, sewing kit,
pencils and pens in case, family photo
A lady from church gave us money to go shopping for her to put together two boxes.
Mini baby doll in crocheted bassinet, markers, Barrel of Monkeys, tissue, t-shirt
Some shoeboxes are too big to send (see size in proportion to tissue box),
but they can be filled with fillers to fill boxes.
Crayons, snack container, index cards, hairbrush,
washcloth and soap in zippered plastic bag.
This box has captured my heart. And my daughter’s heart. For some reason.
And we may never know why.
Solar calculator 98 cents at Wal-Mart,
in a crocheted case for protection from the bumps of travel
Let’s see, what do you see in this box?
Little crocheted aprons for fashion dolls, like Barbie
Pens, index cards, notepads of all sorts
Pencil erasers in plastic eggs
And just for Shoeboxers,
designed especially for Operation Christmas Child:
Like the little aprons?
I used a soap bottle apron pattern as my base pattern, changing it up as the mood – and yarn stash – inspired.
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Updated Oct 2014