Shoe Boxes For Boys: Crochet, Knit, Sew Hand Puppets

Welcome to the Shoe Boxes for Boys series. This year I am focusing on packing boxes for boys after reading a comment on this post about the need for more boxes for boys (especially 10-14 year olds). If you are packing Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes this year, I hope you will discover new ideas and also share your ideas!
Update 10/25/15: I have updated the Crochet Monkey Puppet pattern with a new link to the pattern.

Hand puppets are a great gift to include in Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  They fit really well in a shoe box; they can be rolled up or laid flat in the bottom of the box.  Here are some of my favorite free hand puppet patterns:


Washcloth hand puppets are also a great project to include in your Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. You can find instructions (including a free pattern) and a great video on

Posts in this series:

For more free patterns and ideas, visit my OCC Pinterest Board.

Note: The information shared in this series will follow the OCC-US regulations. When packing shoe boxes from other countries, please refer to the rules and regulations from that country as they do vary from country to country. Thank you!
Operation Christmas Child Australia
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