Monday, January 7, 2013

Box Tops

Today is back to work. Did I get any work done over break... of course not! Did I relax and enjoy myself... YOU BET!! Vacation is over though and today the alarm was set for 5:00 AM. I usually wake up around 6:00 AM, but with this being the first day back in a couple of weeks, I didn't want to rush and get everything done at the last minute. I'm sure I will be in for a long week and you can be sure that I will share it with you. As far as today goes, it is Monday Made It over at 4th Grade Frolics.

I'm probably one of the last ones to get on the "Box Top bandwagon". I know that there are many different variations on the box top holders, but I wanted to link up the original creator. My students have been collecting box tops since August and we have just been putting them in a plastic baggy. I've been meaning to make this box top holder for months and I've finally gotten around to it.

Here is the before picture. I used a recycled coffee container. 

I love the little bear. I used the Cricut cartridge, Teddy Bear Parade. I've been wanting to use this cartridge for a while and I finally got a chance. I also added Glossy Accents to her glasses to make them look glossy.










I hope you enjoyed my project today. I have so many other projects for my classroom planned for the future. If you have something to show off, head on over to 4th Grade Frolics and link up. Leave a comment with your blog post so I can see what you have created! :-)

10 comments:

  1. Love your Box Tops holder! Have a great first week back!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  2. Cute box tops holder! I'm adding that to my to do list!
    Gwen

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    1. It was on my to do list forever. I just had to sit down and get it done. :-)

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  3. Sorry if this is a stupid question but.. what are box tops and why are you saving them?
    Super cute bear!

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    1. It's not a stupid question at all. Box Top are on different products, mostly food products. Kids, parents, teachers, whoever, can cut the label off of the box. Then they turn the labels into their school. Each label has points and those points can be used to buy things for the school. I collect them because at our school the class with the most wins a prize. I haven't heard of anything this year yet because each school has to sign up and I'm not sure if our school has done so yet.

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  4. What a cute box top holder. I just use a cute polka dot gift bag that I found at Target. I use this really dorky classroom management trick where the kids get a little ticket that just says "Woo hoo!" They love getting them because I only give them out periodically and I always make a really excited "Woo hoo!" sound. This could be a cute container for those as our current one is ceramic and I can see many unhappy endings for that container in my classroom :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    ❀ Kate
    Purely Paperless

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    1. That is so cute! This container would be perfect for that! :-)

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  5. I have a love/hate relationship with box tops... love the free resources, hate having a million cardboard cutouts all over the classroom. What a cute solution to the problem! I'm so glad you stopped by and introduced yourself - I'm your newest follower!

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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    1. Yes, I had a Ziploc bag full of them and it was just becoming a mess. This has made it so much easier to handle and having a cute little container in my room never hurts. :-)

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