For the last few years I’ve been in this happy little baby bubble. I don’t really have time to watch the news or read a paper and so have been quite detached from what is really going on in the world. Save the Children and Z starting school has brought me back down to earth a little bit, and made me really appreciate how lucky I am.
After a conversation at Save the Children with Maggy from Red Ted Art, I decided I wanted to do something worthwhile. Z and S have been getting quite a few lovely parcels recently thanks to my blog, so I want to spread a bit of that happiness. With that in mind, I have organised a competition.
All you have to do to enter is make a christmas shoe box for Operation Christmas Child, and upload a photo of the box to my facebook page. All details of how to make a box are on the Operation Christmas Child website.
Helen from The Crazy Kitchen has very kindly compiled this list of ideas for toys you might want to include.
Toys car & vehicles, plastic animals, dinosaurs, action men, hair comb, Lego, tennis ball, small footballs, toy medals, sweat bands, inflatable balls.
Bracelets, wooden jewellery, skipping rope, barbie dolls, hairbrush, hair bobbles, hairslides, friendship bracelets, knitted purses and bags, fairy wands, necklaces, clip-on earrings.
Bouncy balls, pencils, notepads, felt tip pens, biros, colouring books, puzzle books, pencil sharpeners, erasers, toothbrushes, toothpaste,yo-yos, small puzzles, rulers, tracing stencils, crayons, bars of soap, flannel, small musical instruments – flutes, recorders, whistles, triangle, mouth organ, tambourine, finger puppets, hand puppets, chalk boards and chalk, novelty keyrings, knitted hats & scarves, stickers, sunglasses
As well as the above you can add sweets with long use by dates, but not chocolates
I have 5 lovely prizes which have been donated, there will be 5 winners each winning one of the prizes below.
A set of Freya Lingerie.
A £25 voucher for Big Blue Cuddle - Big Blue Cuddle donates a portion of every sale to charity, all details are on their website.
A HOP goody bag, donated by Digital Outlook.
Massive thanks to everyone who donated a prize.
I would LOVE for us to get 100 boxes made, PLEASE help this worthy cause. Operation Christmas Child do some amazing work, you can see some of the shoebox stories here.
- Make a shoe box full of lovely toys and treats following the Operation Christmas Child guidelines.
- Upload a photo of the shoe box to my facebook page, or Science Sparks Facebook page.
- Leave me a comment on this post to tell me you have done so.
- You can enter as many times as you want. One entry per box.
- Please leave a separate comment for each shoe box you have made and uploaded a photo of.
Competition closes November 15th 2011. Boxes must be delivered to drop off points between 1st and 18th November by the entrant. Details here.
Uk delivery addresses only please.