Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bright Ideas: Box Tops


I am super excited to participate in my first BRIGHT Idea link up. I love this link up because it's all about good old fashion ideas to help you and your students in the classroom. This months tip is all about Box Tops. In my district, we have a class competition each six weeks to see which class can bring in the most Box Tops. Our booster club makes sheets to send home with the students to attach them too. But you ALWAYS have that one kid that will bring in only ONE Box Top. You set it on your desk and it can get lost in the mess. Here is my solution to solve that problem. 

Boring Spice Bottle Turned Cute Box Top Holder by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade



I actually started doing this at my house before I started using in my classroom. I used a plastic baggie before and that was fine. One night my husband was going to throw this spice bottle away and I said "NNNOOOO, don't throw that way!" He looked at me like I was crazy. It hit me then that I could put Box Tops inside. So I washed it out and put it on my counter to put my Box Top collection in. Then decided to use the idea for those strangled Box Tops that get lost in the classroom. Here is what I did. 

I used plain empty spice bottle. 

Boring Spice Bottle Turned CUTE Box Top Holder by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

I used wash tape to cover up the label and for a decorative effect. I used some stickers I had on hand to make a Box Top label. I also spray painted the lid to match. The one in my house is not cute like this. It's just the plain bottle but I NEEDED something a little cuter for the classroom. Again, the hubs just shakes his head! 

Boring Spice Bottle Turned CUTE Box Top Holder by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

Boring Spice Bottle Turned CUTE Box Top Holder by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade


They are the perfect size to hold those single Box Tops that get brought in. It's not to big so it doesn't take up much space on your desk or table. 

Boring Spice Bottle Turned CUTE Box Top Holder by Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

Once the bottle gets full, I take them to our booster club. 

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2 comments:

  1. GENIUS!! I had a Ziplock bag on my front board where I collected box tops from tissue boxes and other classroom supplies, and it fell, and I'm pretty sure a custodian threw it away! Add another project to the list before school starts :)

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  2. What a great idea!!!! OMGoodness.. I want to make one for each of my students and send home with them to collect them! So they can fill them up and send them back! LOVE!

    Jennifer from
    Simply Kinder

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