The other day I told y’all about Box Tops for Education and how great they are for schools. Now that our daughter is in school we’re really paying attention to products we buy at the store and if we can get one with a box top, so we can clip it and send them into our daughters school. The Box Tops allow for school to earn extra money that they can then use to purchase things they need. This has turned into a fun activity for our daughter when we’re grocery shopping and she likes having the task of checking over packaging to see if it has a box top. If it does she knows we have to clip it and once we get a bunch of them we’ll turn them into her school.
We are able to get Box Tops from products I buy all the time like El Paso taco seasoning and taco shells, which are perfect for Taco Nights, General Mills cereal, and snacks for our daughters lunch box like gushers and cookies. Walmart and General Mills have actually teamed up and are offering Bonus Box Tops on a variety of different products where you will collect 5 box tops.
Once we clipped the Box Tops they were getting placed on the counter and then lost in the shuffle of things. It was really an unorganized mess and we ended up misplacing a lot of them or losing them so I knew I had to come up with a solution to keep them organized better. That’s when I got the idea to create a box that our daughter can drop the Box Tops into to keep them all in one place until we turn them into her school. We turned an empty tissue box into a Box Tops collection box and she had fun decorating box in the process. The great part is we up-cycled an empty tissue box and got the brown wrapping paper from the dollar store.
What you’ll need:
- Square Tissue Box
- Brown Wrapping Paper (The Postal Wrapping Paper)
- Markers, Stickers, Anything to decorate the box
What You’ll Do:
- Make sure the tissue box is empty
- Remove the plastic around the opening
- Wrap the tissue box like you would a present.
- Mark where the opening on the top is. Cut a small whole out and then make small slits in the paper that lies over the open area so you can wrap it under the opening.
- Tape the paper that you wrap under down.
- On the front of the box write down “Box Tops Box” or something along those lines OR you can print out a Box Tops logo and glue it to the front of the box
- Have your child decorate the box.
Now place it somewhere that your child can easily place their Box Tops into it. We’ve also called local family members and asked them to save their Box Tops for us too. You can even make them some boxes so they have somewhere to store their Box Tops until you’re able to pick them up!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.