January 8, 2017

OCC shoebox for 10-14 boy - 2016

Here's a shoebox my dad packed for a 10-14 boy this year.    This shoebox 394 inches cubed, for comparison, a GO box is 306 inches cubed, so it's pretty close in size.   Here's one of the 10-14 boy shoeboxes he packed in 2015.  


If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on boxes from this year for: Girl 2-4 years,   Boy 2-4Girl 5-9Boy 5-9, & Girl 10-14.

NOTE:  Different countries have different restrictions on what can be packed in a shoebox due to customs, and this is the last year for candy in the USA.  Be sure to check the guidelines from your national organization before packing!

What went into the shoebox gift:

  • Hygiene Supplies:
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothbrush case
    • Ivory soap (bagged)
    • Soap case (snack container)
    • Golf towel
    • Comb 
  • School Supplies:
      • Pencils
        • 5-regular
        • 2-decorative 
        • 1-mechanical
      • Pens
        • 2-blue
        • 2-black
        • 1-red
      • Pencil Sharpener
      • Eraser 
      • Compass & Protractor set
      • Ruler
      • Desk plate with geography & math info
      • Lined notebook
    • Art Supplies:
      • Colored pencils
      • Plain pad of paper
      • Scissors
      • Practical items: 
        • Fishing kit & instructions (printed from here & here)
        • Tote bag
        • Flashlight with extra batteries
        • Work gloves
      • To wear:
        • Shirt
        • Socks
      • Toys 
        • To play noisily or others
          • Ball
          • Whistle
          • Balsa wood flyer
          • Ballons
          • Marbles
        • To play with quietly alone
          • Mini kaleidoscope
          • Wooden peg game
        • To "love"
          • Stuffed bull
      • Candy ( bagged & in original wrapping) 
      • Personal correspondence (not pictured)
        • Family photo
        • Letter  

      And here's how it was packed:




      The ruler had to go catercorner to fit, but Dad did a good job of fitting things in around  it, so it didn't take up too much room 




      Soft things





      How he got the large, plastic desk plate to fit





      Towel folded on top

      Happy Packing!

      3 comments:

      Linda K said...

      When I read down through the contents of the box it seemed impossible to get all that into a shoebox! Then seeing pictures of the layers showing how it was done gave me some ideas for my own packing. What instructions are needed for fishing kits? I've made fishing kits but have no idea what instructions to include (not being a fishing person).

      Sarah said...

      Glad to hear it helped you get ideas on fitting things in!

      I've only fished a couple times myself, but here's the link to the two things I printed off the internet to include:
      http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/fishingbasics.pdf
      http://visual.ly/how-real-men-remove-fish-hooks-stuck-skin

      ...I think I'll edit the post to include the links.

      Linda K said...

      Thanks, Sarah, for the fishing links. I'm going to print them out to include with my shoebox fishing supplies!

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