Box Top Classroom Box | Occasionally Crafty: Box Top Classroom Box

Thursday, January 18

Box Top Classroom Box

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Working from home gives me the opportunity to do something else I love--volunteer in my sons' school!  I help with math, reading, art projects, and anything else teachers need.

One of the big jobs our volunteers have is trimming and counting Box Tops for Education.  It is a repetitive, thankless job, but it is SO WORTH IT to earn that money for your school!  The school gets 10 cents for every Box Top that is clipped and sent in.  There are hundreds of products that offer Box Tops.

Last year, our school earned $2479 from Box Tops alone!  It makes all the cutting and trimming worth it!

My son's 2nd grade teacher has a plastic baggie outside her room where students or volunteers can place their Box Tops.  It does the job, but it's easy to overlook.  Since I'm in there all the time, I decided to take the packaging from one of the products offering Box Tops to make a Box Top Collection Box!

While shopping at Walmart, I decided to take advantage of the January Box Tops Offer.  If you buy 5 participating products and scan your receipt with the Box Tops Bonus App, you earn $5 for your school (or the equivalent of 50 Box Tops!)  This offer is available through 1/31/18.

You can download this Box Tops Bonus app on Itunes or Google Play for your device.  I love it because you can use the app to earn even more money for your school by simply purchasing items offering Box Tops, scanning your receipt, and watching those earnings pile up!  Plus, you can earn bonus Box Tops in combination with your in-store purchase and any other coupon, discount or store program or promotion.

I used my craft cutter to make this Box Top Collection Box. 

To get the bonus money, I purchased the following:
  • Honey Nut Cheerios™
  • Mott's Medleys® Fruit Snacks
  • Nature Valley™ Oats N Honey Granola Bars
  • Annie's™ Cheddar Bunnies
  • Pillsbury™ Toaster Strudel™

I love that I can purchase items I usually buy for my kids and still get rewarded for them.  I don't have go out of my way to buy something nobody is going to eat.

To make this Box Top Classroom Box, I needed the following supplies:
  • Product box
  • White butcher paper
  • Adhesive
  • Adhesive vinyl and cutting machine

First, I removed the Box Tops panel from the Honey Nut Cheerios.  Then I covered the remaining sides in white paper.  

I cut out the design in vinyl, using pink, white, navy blue, silver, and yellow vinyl.  

Layer one- navy blue outline.
Layer two- pink box
Layer three- white words and pencil pieces
Layer four- Silver circle
Layer five- yellow pencil
Layer six- navy blue words

Once I had my design layered together, I transferred it all to the front of my box using transfer tape.
It turned out amazing!  I'm not going to lie- it was a bit of work, but now my son's teacher has something eye-catching so everyone will remember to turn in their Box Tops as they come into the classroom!

Turn a cereal box into a Box Top Classroom Collection Box with this Vinyl Box Top Logo!

Do you collect Box Tops?  What's your favorite product to buy that earns Box Tops for your school?

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