|This sweet graphic is by Little Birdie Blessings|
So this year when Carrie mentioned making some dolls for the shoeboxes she and the kids would be filling, I decided to get my two oldest granddaughters (ages 10 and 12) involved. Kids that age love to help others! They jumped at the chance to fill a shoebox apiece for girls in their age range.
The only downside was that I waited until nearly the last minute, so we didn't have time to make a lot of homemade items for the boxes. We went to the dollar store on a Friday night, and each girl filled up a plastic shoe box with school supplies, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, hair stuff, and so on. The next day, we worked on a simple sewing project -- these purse size tissue holders to add to the boxes.
|These ares some tissue holders we had made previously.|
|For the shoebox ones, we used Christmasy colors and prints.|
|This one has a bluebird button on it.|
At the appropriate time, Carrie dropped off our shoeboxes along with those she and her kids had filled. This was a wonderful experience for the older girls, and we will definitely be doing it again next year. We are already planning to include a lot more handmade items and have been thinking of things we can make for the boxes. It will be something very special to look forward to!