Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monkey Box ~ We Love You Bunches!

Thanks A Bunch For Your Missionary Service!  We Love You Bunches!!!

Well I have to admit that this box was more of a 'Food' box centered around things that my 'Little Monkey' might want to eat since he has been out of the United States for quite a while now - but with lots of Spiritual Things thrown in! 

I was surprised though at how easy it was to find 'MONKEY' items as I shopped around town.  My favorite find was the individual plastic Banana Savers that I found at the Dollar Tree Store!  Who would have thought!  (These can also be purchased on Amazon or Ebay.)  

 This Missionary 'Love You Bunches' Monkey Care Package kit is designed to give you a Quick and Easy way to send Your Missionary a Spiritual & Fun Care Package.  The Box Flap Designs & Printables have over 48 beautifully-coordinated pieces - available now on Etsy from the Missionary Box Moms. 

 This kit includes an 19-Page High-Quality PDF File Download for DIY Printables.

 For Ideas to help you put together the perfect Missionary Care Package, how you can use each Printable, to find links to print General Conference talks and other stories to include in your box - look below!

Just Swingin' On By!  It's always so fun to see the pictures our Missionaries send home of them opening up their crazy boxes decorated in whatever the 'Theme' of the box is.  

Most of the boxes we mailed were 12X12X8 or 12X12X5 which meant the flap size was just under 12X6 - so you can simply cut one piece of 12X12 scrapbook paper in half to cover each box flap.  (The boxes are Free from the US Post Office)  For the 'Monkey' box we used 2 pieces of 12X12 Scrapbook paper from The Doodlebug Design Company in their chevron patterned Sugar Coated Cardstock series in the following colors: Limeade and Bumblebee.  You could choose to just use 1 of the colors or your could also use 4 different colors if you want your care package to be a little more colorful.  We cut each paper in half - then trimmed them slightly to fit the box flaps.  We then printed off our MBM printables onto photo paper, cut them out and attached it all to the box with Glue Dots for durability.  You can find Glue Dots at any craft store near you or on Amazon.


You’ve Got Mail!!!  One thing we always included in all of our Missionary Box Mom Boxes was a personalized letter to each Missionary from each Mother.  For this 'Box' since it is mostly just fun food I didn't worry about explaining what I sent!    Many times over we have received thank you letters from our Missionaries - but the things they thanked us all for the most was the letters we included.  It’s just a little piece of ‘Home’ in a box!  So don’t forget to write!

Print Off the Following Conference Talks and Stories:

Lesson 17: What Shall I do that I may Inherit Eternal Life - New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual - Your Missionary can then Make a Monkey Trap Object Lesson (Instructions Included in Talk) from the Cardboard Box that you mailed his package in.  Any size box should work.  

General Conference Talk October 1983 – The Mystery of Life – Boyd K. Packer – Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

General Conference October 2006 talk: 'A Defense and a Refuge' by Boyd K. Packer - Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 

General Conference April 2009 talk: 'Be Your Best Self' by President Thomas S. Monson.

Ensign January 2014 talk: 'The Best Time to Plant a Tree' by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. 

August 2011 First Presidency Message: "Love at Home" by President Thomas S. Monson. 

New Era December 1988 talk: 'Be Who You Will Be, but Be Like Christ' by Jon B. Fish.

General Conference April 2003 talk: 'In Search of Treasure' by President Thomas S. Monson. 

General Conference April 2013 talk: 'Come, All Ye Sons of God'  by President Thomas S. Monson. 

Ensign February 1984 talk: 'The Inconvenient Messiah' by Jeffrey R. Holland.

Story: Nathan’s Monkey Mystery – By Carolyn LeDuc – Friend February 2007 

Story: Spider Monkeys - By Linda Green – Friend May 1984

Monkey Box Shopping List

Most of my shopping list centered around foods and flavors a monkey might eat. :)

Grocery Store
  1. Cracker Jack – 3 box Packs
  2. Milk Splash Liquid Milk Enhancer – Jamin’ Banana Flavor 1.6fl oz.  (Has a monkey on the small bottle)
  3. Jello Banana Cream Pudding Mix
  4. Martha White Banana Nut Muffin Mix
  5. Great Value Caramel Coconut Cookies
  6. Betty Crocker Cookie Brownie Mix
  7. David’s Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  8. Pepperidge Farms Banana Nut Cookies
  9. Pop Tarts Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor
  10.  Sun Dried Mango Slices
  11.  Sun Dried Pineapple Wedges
  12.  Peanut Butter
  13. Concord Foods Banana Pops (Chocolate Flavored Banana Coating)
  14. Soft Banana Gummie Candies 
  15. Nourish Snacks - Monkey Love Chocolate Banana Granola
  16. Quaker Instant Oatmeal Banana Bonanza
Fundaze & Holidaze Party Store         
  1. 16oz. Party Cups Monkey Design .99Cents each                    
  2. Monkey Shaped Suckers
  3. Banana Flavored Square Suckers

Hobby Lobby 
1. Monkey Ribbon (2 Designs)

  1. Duff Brand Zebra Striped Cake                                              
  2. Barrel of Monkeys Game
  3. Stuffed Animal Monkey
  4. Plastic light-up Monkey Ring .50cents
  5. Banana Flavored Salt Water Taffey

Deseret Book 
1. Flipside Hand Puzzle Game $3.99

  1. Got Milk? Strawberry Banana Magic Milk Flavoring Straws
  2. Cooking Concepts Banana Shaped Plastic Banana Keeper
  3. Concord Foods Banana Smoothie Mix

  1. List Notepad – Sock Monkey Design
  2. Note Cards – Sock Monkey Design
  3. Paul Frank Flavored Lip Balm
  4. Sock Monkey Silly Straw
  5. Furry Shades Sunglasses – Monkey Design w/Banana Mustache

  1. Banana Flavored Runts – in Bulk Candy area
  2. Fruit Flavored Runts – in Bulk Candy area
  1. Monkey Pencil with Monkey Eraser
  1. King Arthur Flour Caramel Monkey Bread Mix
  2. Flying Flingshot Howler Monkeys Plush Toys w/Sound
1. Put on the whole armour of God Coins


Hallmark Party Food Decorating Activity Pack: Inside this box, you will receive: 16 wheels, 8 axles, 4 windshields, 4 sticker sheets, and complete instructions on turning your favorite food into a race car!
Bananagrams Word Game in English, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Norwegian, and French.  You can find them at WalMart, Amazon, or

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