For the first time I am going to fill shoeboxes of OCC. I am really excited about it and decided to fill four. One for each of my kids and one for each of the kids I babysit.
I went school supply shopping and got a ton of items. I have also been making animal finger puppets. So far I have made monkeys and elephants. I think they are pretty cute, but then again I am probably biased.
I am sure to be posting more about this as the year goes on. I will also include pictures when I get more made. I hope to sew a few more items to include. I have been following them on Pinterest and have a lot of ideas, I just need a lot of time!
I have been really having a hard time getting the five-year olds to understand why I am not making them finger puppets. It is hard for them to understand that we are sending them to children they don’t know. I have assured them that if we have material left over I can make them some, but first I am making them as presents.
They did do a really good job thinking of items we could put in the box. Almost everything they suggested were things I was already planning on, but they came up with a few I hadn’t thought about. Of course, when they suggested putting my baby in a box and shipping her off I had a good laugh.
I hope as we fill the shoeboxes and let them write a note or color a picture that they will be glad to send nice gifts to a child that they will never meet.