My son started Kindergarten this year and I want to be involved with his school as much as I can. I have signed up to volunteer at his school and I am even partnering with members of the PTA for school events throughout the year. So it’s no surprise that I am also donating to his school through Box Tops for Education who has partnered with me today to bring you this tutorial on How to Make Your Own Minecraft Box Top Collector.
Before I share with you how to make this box I want to share with you the importance of collecting Box Tops. This program is a way to earn free money for your school just by purchasing select General Mills products that you would most likely purchase anyway. Once you buy your items, you can clip the Box Tops off the boxes and collect them. Once you have enough saved, you can turn them into your local school where they can earn money to pay for school supplies, books, new lab equipment, computers or whatever is needed for that school year! It’s a great way to give back without any additional funding from your own pocket.
I shopped at my local Walmart and purchased a few items I knew my family would enjoy. I found items that currently contain 5 Box Tops (the normal 1 + 4 bonus box tops) which means even more money for my son’s school. It also worked out great because I upcylced the Cookie Crisp Cereal box to make this Box Top Collection Box. Want to make your own? Check out the tutorial below!
Supplies Needed to Make a Minecraft Box Top Collector:
- Cookie Crips Cereal Box
- Duct Tape
- Green Tissue Paper
- Tape or Clear Craft Glue
- Black Cardstock
- Green Cardstock (optional but helps cover wording on box)
How to Make a Minecraft Box Top Collector:
- Cut off the box tops from the box. In this case, the bonus box tops were on the backside so I just cut them off and used duct tape to secure the hole.
- Next you will want to cut a hole in the very top where you will be placing the box tops in. You will then need to secure this area with duct tape as well.
- If you are using green cardstock to keep the images and wording from showing through the tissue paper, now is the time to tape it to the box. I only used a piece for the front and top of the box. I left the backside untouched since you won’t exactly be looking at it all the time anyway.
- Wrap the entire box in 2-3 sheets of green tissue paper and tape it on the backside. I sorted of wrapped it like a present.
- Cut a small hole into the top of the box where you made an opening in step 2. Don’t worry if the tissue paper rips a little bit, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
- Cut a creeper face out in the black cardstock and glue it to the front. Tip: I Googled “Minecraft Creeper Silhouette” and found an image. I enlarged it, printed it, and then cut and traced it out onto the black cardstock to get it to look exactly the way I wanted.
- Start filling up the box by collecting plenty of Box Tops for your school! Enjoy!
You can learn about more ways you can help your school through Box Tops for Education HERE.
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