- To better ensure each box will be getting each item.
- Make it easier on the kids packing the boxes.
- Limiting the number of items they are responsible to put in each box will not only make it easier on them, but make it move more quickly. They are very limited on time as they are squeezing in the packing of the boxes into a regular AWANA club night.
|With the paper folded in half it fits perfectly in the bottom of the box.|
This will be the first item in the line to pack assuring the paper stays flat.
We had a few small notebooks on hand, a few pairs of scissors and a dozen sets of colored pencils. These we included in some of the 10 to 14 year old boxes. The rest of our school supply bags consisted of:
|Colored pencils were included instead of crayons in some.|
- 3 pencils
- 3 erasers
- pencil sharpener
- plain paper
- lined paper
- 3 envelopes
We did not include any pens. I have read much lately about the lack of landfills in many of these countries and how many packers are not only removing the packaging but not including markers because of the plastic waste. So we decided to skip the pens this year for the same reason.
Stretching the Budget
- Split larger packs of crayons--we put eight crayons in each box.
- Split larger packs of pencils, erasers & sharpeners.
- Split colored pencil packs (we had 9 packs of 12--we split them into 12 sets of 9)
- Pick up throughout the year as much lined and plain paper as possible for free after MaxPerks or for pennies. Split the packs between the boxes.
|I love adding brightly colored items.|
|I first separated the crayons by colors.|
Then bagged 8 including a variety.
Follow along with our family as I share our journey of The Spur of The Moment OCC Packing Party of 2013.