Creating A Box Tops Collection Container For Kids

Mama to 5 Blessings  wrote this post on behalf of General Mills / Walmart.  This is a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way. 


Our new homeschool year began this week! It will be a bit more challenging as I will be homeschooling 4 children! One of the exciting changes taking place in our homeschooling is that we will be doing a full day of homeschooling outside of our home with other homeschoolers.  My kids will have many advantages by learning in this homeschool community.  Our group  is quite large as many of us have several children.  There is an expense as to participating in this group so we look for ways to help cover the some of fee’s.  One of those ways is Box Tops For Education.


Each box top is normally $0.10 each but right now at Walmart specially marked of General Mills products are offering 5 bonus box tops! Just think how much money your child’s school could earn if parents took advantage of the bonus Box Tops.  It would definitely benefit their education! 

gm cut out box tops

My children help out by cutting out our Box Tops but we needed something to store them in until we have enough to turn into our homeschool group director who then turns them in to Box Tops so that we can use them for our group’s needs. 


Box Tops Collection Container 

GM box container

I purchased a container at Walmart for my kids to drop in our contributions. The first thing I did was make a label for our jar (If you homeschool free free to print it and add it to your Box Tops container).  

box tops for homeschool


Glass or plastic container with lid

Modge Podge

Paint brush

Above printed label


Once the label was made and cut out I glued it on the outside of the container. One it dried I painted a thin coat of Modge Podge over the label and the whole outside of the container.  Then I allowed it to dry over night and the next day my kids were ready to add their Box Tops into their new collection container! 

GM box tops Luke

It is definitely a family team effort! Does your family contribute to the Box Tops For Education program? If so, why not help to contribute more money for your school by getting the bonus Box Tops at Walmart?! 

gm box tops with jar


Mama to 5 Blessings  wrote this post on behalf of General Mills / Walmart.  This is a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.  Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.     

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. What a great idea and a lovely neat way to store them all as well 😉 x

  2. What a great way to save. I like this idea keeps all the box tops together.

  3. Great idea. We sometimes do not save them bc we have no set space for them! Making one this weekend. Sharing too

  4. Catherine S says:

    What a great collection jar. I need to start collecting box tops for my friends kids.

  5. We don’t collect box tops only because there isn’t a program here in Canada for them.
    If I see any I’ll save them for you 🙂

  6. I didn’t know homeschool groups also participated in collecting labels! That’s great!

  7. I love this program. Such a great idea to raise money for schools.

  8. WE LOVE Box Tops for Education! This is a great way to keep those little buggers organized. Love it! Thanks for sharing this idea.

  9. This is the perfect way to keep Box Tops organized for later. I love how schools can get precious educational resources from collecting Box Tops.

  10. This is great. What a great way to keep everything together and make sure everything stays organized. I think it’s great.

  11. Jennifer Williams says:

    We homeschool our youngest but still collect the box tops to take to the local school. They are so happy when we bring them in. It is such a shame that they need these in order to help teach the children – glad they are there.

  12. i had always wanted to home school my children but I never did. I have 6 children. But I love the fun way you and your children collect box tops. That is a very important project for the school system. The box tops help alot.

  13. We go thru stages that we are good about collecting, especially when my son was on student council.

  14. I am a Box Top collector. It is amazing how the kids school benefits from collecting Box Tops.

  15. What a great idea to restore it with a jar, i love collecting Box Tops for educational

  16. Box tops are always going to be so useful & I have the habit of keeping them together in my store room so we could use it when needed. And this is such a simple yet useful stuff of creating a box container for your kids so they could store something on their own. Kids are going to love such ideas & get involved too.

  17. I let my kids get involve with this. They are the ones collecting the Box Tops and they are enjoying it.

  18. So great! Last year our daughters class won an ice cream party for collecting the most Box Tops for her elementary school. We buy a lot of bulk items and they always have a bunch of box tops.


  19. I think it’s great that you can get the kids involved with this, It helps them learn a sense of community. Box tops are a great thing!

  20. Can I be honest and say I’ve never heard of this programme before? Sounds like an awesome project!

  21. That’s such a great idea! We should do something like that so we can pass along the box tops to friends.

  22. sharon phillips says:

    This is a great idea. I also didn’t know that home schooling were also allowed to use the Box Tops.

  23. We have a lot of boxes in our house!! Thanks I have an brilliant idea now. This is pretty cool, I’d love to try it.

  24. Elizabeth O. says:

    Aww so cute. It’s nice to get the kids involved in giving back. They will learn a lot from it.

  25. What a cute way to keep all of those little boxtops together!Much better idea than just shoving them into a drawer like I do!

  26. Very clever. This is such a great way to introduce your kids to philanthropy. I’m sure they just love contributing to the container every time they have a new box top!

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