Operation Christmas Child Craft Ideas

I put together shoebox filled gifts for Operation Christmas Child. These are sent to needy children in over 100 countries living in desperate situations.
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felt boy pencil cases - sewing idea that boys might like - no instructions but fairly self explanitory

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direct link to site that had printable Betsy McCall dolls (http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/dolls/pd_scans/betsy_mccall/index.html)!



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Travel doll house. Evie will love it when she getsnbigger.

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EASY Fleece Marble Bags in 10 Minutes or Less

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EASY Fleece Marble Bags in 10 Minutes or Less - Clip With Purpose


This easy DIY spinning top will delight kids and adults.

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Hopeful Threads: 2 Minute Pencil Pouch Tutorial!

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Mesh Bags at Amazon - I love to pack little items like handmade jewelry or hair ribbons in these beautiful little mesh bags - that just cost a few pennies each!

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These glittery purple bags are some of my favorite little things to pack in a shoebox! 100 pcs   Organza Drawstring Pouches  Gift Bags 3.5″X4.3″ We use these pretty little bags to hold all kinds of jewelry or even hair clips and hair ribbons.  We think that these [...]

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Glittery Gold Mesh Bags - Clip With Purpose


These glittery gold bags are some of my favorite little things to pack in a shoebox! 100 pcs Champagne  Organza Drawstring Pouches  Gift Bags 3.5″X4.3″ We use these pretty little bags to hold all kinds of jewelry or even hair clips and hair ribbons.  We think that these [...]

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Glittery Gold Mesh Bags - Clip With Purpose


Make a cozy Flannel Fringe Blanket - so simple, you could even make this no-sew!

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10 Easy Popsicle Crafts for Kids!

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I’ve been busy working on setting up a project for my sons 1st grade class! It’s an easy “knitting” project that is perfect for elementary age kids. With a cardboard roll, tape, and popsicle sticks, you can set up a simple loom. Then just like you would finger weave, you wrap the yarn around the tops …

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Rhode Island Novelty Foam Glider Assortment Vehicle (Pack of 72) Pack of 72 Foam Gliders for only $5.89 at Amazon.  That comes to 8 cents a piece! (Of course prices at Amazon do change quickly!) This is an add-on item   but a great [...]

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Are YOU a Year-Round volunteer with Operation Christmas Child? Have you signed up to attend a “Connect Conference” for 2016? There are 4 different locations and dates: Wichita, KS – March 3-5 Washington, DC – March 17-19 [...]

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I LOVE sending School Supplies in my Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.  I usually pack a pencil case full of pencils, pens, maybe a small ruler, erasers, etc.  One important item is a pencil sharpener. School Supply deals are usually in July/August.  However Amazon is running a very nice discount:  $6.25 for 72 pencil sharpeners [...]

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ESigns for Banners and Signs good prices and great customer service. Perfect for Operation Christmas Child banners for your church or group.

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Toilet roll craft for kids - Frog Fly Catchers!

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BOBBINS! for Sewing Kits

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I bag up so many different items in my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes……soap, candy, craft kits, small accessories for any included Barbie dolls, etc. Some people even purchase bulk crayons or large boxes of crayons and divide them up into little bags. I found these zipper reclosable baggies at Amazon for [...]

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Melanie purchased these for the deflated soccer balls she packed in her Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. The Friendly Swede Sports Ball Pump (3 Pack), Blue, Green, Red She said: “These were the ball pumps I purchased this fall for my OCC soccer balls. [...]

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