September 13, 2018

Panda Themed Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for a Girl Aged 10-14 Years Old

I have packed Panda themed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child a couple different years including last year.  This one started with a little trinket box with a panda on it and a pencil case in 2016.  I kept my eye open throughout 2017.  I found a bag clip that was shaped like a Panda head, and playing cards that featured a panda.  I found a notebook with a skunk...not quite a panda, but the same kinda idea.  Plus lots of pink items, and my mom sewed a tote bag from fabric I'd picked.  Then, the day before packing, I found a stuffed panda bear to bring it all together!!  One, non-panda item, I was really excited to add was we had gotten a small radio as a prize for signing up for something, so I was able to include it (it's laying on top of the jump rope) and I'd just read the story of Dania -and- A Radio.





When we make a themed Operation Christmas Child shoebox, we don't leave out anything on our basic packing list-I still put in hygiene, school, and art supplies, clothing, whistle, etc as well as toys (including a ball and stuffed animal) with a family photo.  We just try to find versions of what we are putting in that goes with the theme and occasionally an extra item or two.  Often people find it helpful to see how the box is packed to fit everything in, so here's some photos of how these items fit in the shoebox.




For more ideas/fun boxes, check out other shoeboxes we packed for 10-14 year old girls or our themed boxes!

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