Last week I told you all about how important it is to collect Box Tops for Education, and how easy they are to find at Walmart. I also shared with you some of my own issues with remembering to actually send them in to Jacob’s school. This year, I’m trying to be more organized about it. I thought if I had a cute yet easy place to put them, I’d be more likely to remember them!

Box Tops Drop Box Post

I love repurposing containers with duct tape. Honestly, it’s pretty much the only crafty thing I know how to do! This Box Tops Drop Box is super easy to make, so grab your duct tape and the kid and get crafting!

Box Tops for Education Drop Box

Make this easy Box Tops for Education Drop Box so you don't forget to send these valuable clippings in to your child's school!


  • Any sturdy old container with a lid
  • Colorful duct tape
  • Scissors (for cutting duct tape)
  • Loose measuring tape or string
  • Sharp knife, box cutter or something else to cut a slit in the lid (adult use only!)


Wash and dry your container

Measure around the container at the widest point with a measuring tape (like the kind used for sewing) or a string.

Cut a strip of duct tape slightly longer than this, and place it around the container, like a belt.

Continue covering the container with duct tape in a belt-like fashion. You can either keep measuring and cutting, or you can just eyeball it, drawing enough tape out and wrapping it around. Overlap is okay in the back, you’ll mostly be looking at the front of it anyway! Perfection isn’t important as long as you have fun and love it.
Make this easy Box Tops for Education Drop Box so you don't forget to send these valuable clippings in to your child's school!

Once you’re done with the container, cut a slit in the lid. If you’re like me and totally mangle it, just use a piece of duct tape over top to cover it, then cut a prettier slit in the duct tape. Again, we’re not going for perfection. It’s okay to give yourself a break. We’re not all home television stars and shouldn’t expect ourselves to be!

That’s it! Now you have a cute place to put your Box Tops for Education! Stick it in a place where you keep your child’s school-related stuff so you’ll actually remember it. I like to hold on to them until the announcement of a contest. Jacob’s school has them a few times a year, where the winning class gets a pizza party!

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Don’t forget, you can earn extra bonus Box Tops for Education on select products right now at Walmart! Plus many of the packages have fun little games on them! Start stocking up now! Every Box Top is worth $0.10 for your child’s school. It’s such a convenient way to give back to your school with products you already buy every day! Learn more about Box Tops for Education at Walmart and start collecting!

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