Operation Christmas Child 2014 - packing a 10 - 14 year old girl box

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
I always try to do one boy and one girl for Operation Christmas Child, but have never done a box for the older group.  I've read that this group is the least group that boxes are made for.  I guess it's because it's a little harder to find stuff that will fit in the box.  To learn more about our other boxes and packing them, click here.  As with Michael's box, I wasn't able to fit everything in.  Here's what I tried to pack:

  • solar powered calculator
  • jump rope
  • tote bag
  • 1 yard of fabric
  • candy (I'll show below what all we're packing)
  • pedicure kit
  • manicure kit
  • 2 things of chapstick
  • travel size tissue paper
  • 2 glue sticks
  • travel sewing kit
  • travel pens
  • rag doll
  • small notebook
  • Christmas cup
  • pencils
  • brush (actually packed a different one than what's in picture)
  • crayons
  • hair scrunchies
  • tooth paste
  • Ivory soap
  • travel size deodorant
  • harmonica
  • Christmas ball and paddle
  • grab and go pack
  • Frozen puzzle
  • tooth brushes
  • scissors
  • Disney stickers
  • coloring sheets
I took a good majority of the items out of the packaging to be able to fit all that I could in the box.  Here's one idea of how I saved some room and gave them something to hold some items in:

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
My mom had given me a whole bunch of her empty Crystal Light containers for Michael to put his crayons and markers in.  I had three unused containers and decided to use them for our boxes.  The whole box of crayons, 2 glue sticks, and I had bought some erasers and pencil grippers after some of these pictures were taken fit in this container.  My mom will be adding a pencil sharpener to the boxes for me.  I also used the cup to help hold items and get more in the box.

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
I had gone to Big Lots after I had taken the pictures with all the items purchased and bought different width head bands.  Can't go wrong with head bands and hair scrunchies!

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
I found this awesome brush and mirror combo at Big Lots.  Decided that this would be better than the bigger brush I originally purchased.

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
I also bought soap holders so that their soap could be stored after they opened them up.

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
Tooth brush protectors for all the tooth brushes.  I love the one that I use for my tooth brush.

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
Each box gets two caramel cover apple suckers because they are Michael's favorite suckers right now, three blow pops with bubble gum in the middle, a ring pop, some peppermint mints, spearmint mints, and dum-dums.

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
When I was a bank teller, I would make dum-dum bouquets like this one for the kids when I had some down time.  My original plan was to put one in the girl's box, but it took up too much room.  I ended up putting it in a sandwich baggy.  We already had a huge bag of dum-dums so I just picked out every flavor for each of the three boxes.

packing an Operation Christmas Child box for a 10 - 14 year old girl, OCC girl box ideas, Operation Christmas Child,
Don't forget to double bag all your candy.  Yep, these kids are going to probably be on a sugar high for a few days!

What special treats do you pack in your boxes?  Have you found it hard to pack a box for the older group?  I'm sure there are many more ideas to pack in the box.  Feel free to comment below with those ideas.

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