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Example of What to Pack in an OCC Shoebox for 10-14 Year Old Girl - 2016

What to pack for a 10 to 14 year old girl in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.Here's a shoebox I packed for a 10-14 year old girl this year.    This shoebox was 363 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 girl shoeboxes I 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,  & Boy 10-14.

NOTE:  Different countries have different restrictions on what can be packed in a shoebox due to customs, and 2016 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)
    • Washcloth
    • Comb 
  • School Supplies:
      • Pencils
        • 3-regular
        • 5-decorative 
        • 1-mechanical pencil
      • Pens
        • 4-ballpoint (black, blue, red)
        • 2-gel pens (black & colored)
        • 1-10 cartirage colored pen
      • Pencil Sharpener
      • Eraser  
      • 6" ruler
      • Mini protractor
      • Spiral notebook
    • Art Supplies:
      • Colored pencils
      • Water colors
      • Plain pad of paper
      • Sketch diary
      • Mini coloring book 
      • Self inking stamp
      • Stencils
      • Spirograph type toy
      • Stationary kit with paper, postcards, envelopes, stickers
      • Practical items: 
        • Pencil case/purse
        • Whistle
        • Sewing kit (with added fabric, buttons, etc.)
        • Handkerchief 
      • To wear:
        • Hat
        • Socks
        • Headband
        • Hair clips
        • Bracelet 
        • Necklaces
      • Toys 
      • Candy ( bagged & in original wrapping) UPDATE:  As of 2017 candy is no longer allowed.
      • Personal correspondence (not pictured)

      And here's how it was packed:

      Bottom layer of OCC shoebox gift:  coloring book and greeting card.

      Coloring book and stationary kit went flat in the bottom.

      Adding school & hygiene supplies and sewing kit to OCC shoebox.

      Then came hygiene supplies, school supply kit, and sewing kit, with the note book standing on the side to be bent over to enable the lid to close.

      How to fit a lot in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.

      Here's a peek inside a puzzle I included...I  opened the box, built the puzzle, broke it apart in sections which I put into a zipper sealed bag, and back into the box, I also fit it a bracelet, necklace, jewelry making kit, headband, whistle, watercolors, doll, card game  & mini card game.

      Fitting gifts in a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

      Next came candy, in a hole, and some gloves, socks, and washcloth to even it out.

      A full box for 10 to 14 year old girl thru Operation Christmas Child.

      The puzzle box went on top of the wash cloth under the handkerchief, hat and stuffed animal on other side.

      Here are more examples of 10 to 14 year old age range Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.


      Sheila said...

      I am so enjoying this series of how to pack a Shoebox, it is so helpful!! :)

      Sarah said...

      Glad to hear you are enjoying this series & finding it helpful!!

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