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After doing classroom teaching for years, I “retired” to stay home with my three kiddos. Now I volunteer at lots of things, and one of my favorites is as the Box Tops Coordinator for our elementary school. Counting Box Tops?! Some think I'm crazy, but I think it's really fun. It is really inspiring to cover the living room floor with bags and bags of Box Tops from all the classes and count them up every other month.
We earned over $4,200 last year at our elementary school with Box Tops for Education, where the classes compete to earn a prize at the end of the year for collecting the most. It's really an amazing program, so I hope you'll pledge to collect this year. Let's make it easier for you with an easy peasy DIY Box Tops Collector and see below how Hefty products will get you started.
This DIY Box Tops Fridge Collector craft is easy enough for the kids to do, just give them a hand with the hot glue gun.
For materials, you'll need:
- washi tape
- empty plastic drink container
If you think the drink container is too tall (I did), cut it in half with a pair of sharp scissors. Then, be sure and cover the rough edges with washi tape.
Decorate the plastic container with washi tape. Going around the round edges, notch the tape with scissors so it will fold down flatly.
Glue the magnet to the back of the container. Then, add Box Tops!
If you do not have a magnetic fridge, consider using a piece of double-stick tape and hanging this DIY Box Tops Collector near your kitchen trash can or recycling bin. That will help you remember to remove the Box Tops before you recycle the boxes they're found on.
Need an easy way to kickstart your collecting? Keep an eye out for Hefty Products with 4 Box Tops on each package, for a limited time. I found mine at Target. Hefty products are the only trash bags that supports the Box Tops program, and they've raised more than $3 million in contributions to schools by partnering with Box Tops For Education. What are your tips for earning extra Box Tops for Education?