Crafts Made by Children for Children {Operation Christmas Child}

I am very passionate about Operation Christmas Child, and every year we participate as a family. However, this year I planned something fun and different. 

I'm blessed to have friends with children who share my same passion for Operation Christmas Child, and support the cause of making the difference in another child's life. So I organized a children's craft workshop for Operation Christmas Child with with my son, and his friends. 

Before the start of our workshop I had a conversation with the children about our craft workshop, and they were all mindful that they were making crafts to include in their shoe boxes. 

As a reminder I had them watch a short Operation Christmas Child promo video on a tablet. We talked about the other children's need, and how blessed they were. 

After our conversation we said a prayer for the children who will receive these precious gift made by them. Then the fun began!  Each one colored the "All About Me" coloring page, made beaded friendship bracelets, decorated bags, and a hand print post card.  

They had the most fun making the hand print post cards, and enjoyed decorating the bags. During our craft workshop they also had a snack break with donuts, and juice; and  time to freely play in the backyard.

I pray that my child, and his friends will leave from this workshop with a sense of empathy, compassion, and love for others that aren't as fortunate as they are.  I pray too, that the children receiving these gift will come to know the love of God through the power of a simple gift.  

For more ideas on check out my Operation Christmas Child Pinterest board.  National Collection Week is from November 18-25, so you still have time to fill a shoe box and make a difference in a child's life.

Need more ideas, or inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board:

Follow Frances's board Operation Christmas Child & Shoe Box Ideas on Pinterest.

This post is a linky! It will run through November 25th which is the last day of National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child.