We know that Operation Christmas Child knitting and crafts are a very popular pastime amongst our supporters. If you enjoy making things, why not have a go?
High quality handmade items such as hats, gloves, scarves, bags, purses, pencil cases, puppets and toys can all be packed, providing any stuffing used is proper toy stuffing and not dried beans or newspaper etc. Toys made from recycled wood are also great gifts to pack, but crafts which are obviously made from waste items such as bottle tops cannot be sent.
Including a homemade item is a great way to personalise your shoebox gift and send an extra special message of love.
We have some tried and tested patterns available on our Pinterest page.
These craft ideas are also a great way to raise funds for the work of Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse.
If you have a knitting pattern or craft idea that you would like to share with others or have email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as a pdf with a digital photo if possible.
Why not join our Facebook page and let us know what you’ve been putting in your shoebox.
Take a look at these fun shoebox crafts below:
Turn your shoebox lid into a platform for play with this fun Lego craft.
Give your box extra play value by turning it into part of the gift, with this fun chalkboard craft!
Check out this quick and easy DIY tote bag that can be created to include in your shoebox gift!
Looking for a quality craft idea for your shoebox? Check out this easy to make fishing game!
Easy as 1, 2, 3! Check out this DIY headband you can make from t-shirts to include in your shoebox gift.
Check out this fun way to make your own crayons to include in your shoebox gift!