Collecting Box Tops for Education labels is an easy way for any family to help raise money for their school! You simply shop for products on the Box Tops for Education product list, clip the label and send it in to your school! Every Box Tops if worth $0.10 for your school, and it adds up quick!
Sometimes though, kids need a little boost to want to participate. That’s why you can incorporate this fun color-your-own treasure chest collection box into your Box Tops clipping routine and make it fun! Teachers – you could offer a small reward for each treasure chest of 20 (or some other amount) of Box Tops that’s turned in!
All you need for this treasure chest are crayons, scissors, tape and this printable template for your treasure chest! Make sure when you are printing that you UNCHECK the boxes that are for “fit to page”.
Once you’ve printed your treasure chest, start coloring! You can go with traditional wood/gold (brown/yellow) like I did, or get fun and funky with it! After you’ve colored, you’ll carefully cut out the template so you can start folding and taping.
I feel like once you’ve seen the box flat and folded, it’s easy to fold and tape (or glue) together. Younger kids may need help with this part. The bottom is the blank white rectangle with my URL on it, so the four boxes surrounding it are folded up and taped together. Once the bottom is folded, you’ll work on the lid. This involves folding the tabs inward and curving the lid so the sides meet up. Be careful so you don’t rip the treasure chest and work slowly, but you’ll get it!
Now, you can cut your opening on the lid BEFORE you start folding (which is easier) or you can do it after. Use a Box Tops to get the right sizing for your opening but having a slot on the top makes collecting much easier when you don’t have to keep opening and closing the lid!
There you go! Your very own Box Tops for Education treasure chest! Argh, mateys!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.