DIY Goldfish Pouch to Hold Labels for Education

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Growing up in the cities of New York, the importance of education was all around me. Living in one of the worse parts of New York (the Bronx), I knew I had to excel in school. I saw many of my friends and family going down the wrong path. My parents were always there to make sure I did the right thing. I studied hard and was able to get grants and scholarships to fund my entire four years of college. I knew going to college was very important to my parents especially since they barely finished High School. They had me at a very young age which made them grow up faster. They always told me, “Mija, make sure that you go to college and be better than us”. I was a first-generation Latina college graduate in my family and it was all due to my parents’ encouragements. It is programs like Campbell’s Labels for Education® that make a difference in our communities by providing stuff for schools that benefit our children.

It is programs like Labels for Education Program is a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to earn stuff for their school. You simply collect UPCs and Beverage/Sauce Caps from participating products. Your child’s school can earn athletic items, art supplies, and academic merchandise. So simple, right? The best part? It’s on products you already buy for your family! There are so many products that participate in the program – Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers, V8 Juices, Campbell’s Soups and Sauces, and Pace salsa (just to name a few). Involve your child’s abuelos and abuelas to collect the Labels for Education too! Remember, the more Labels that are collected the more stuff your child’s school receives.

I wanted to create something that would hold all our Labels for Education. I’m all for repurposing items so I decided to make a little pouch (like a coin purse) to hold them. I added velcro so it could be closed when my son transports them to school. The craft project is very easy! You probably have all the items you need laying around.

DIY Goldfish Pouch



Step one. 
Grab an empty Goldfish® crackers container. You don’t have to necessarily clean the inside as you are removing that inside layer/liner. 

Step two.
Carefully remove the inside layer of the bag. It’s the metallic liner that holds the crackers. Do it carefully so you don’t rip the bag. I left the little cardboard section.

Step three. 
Cut out your Labels for Education using your scissors or X-Acto knife. Set aside.

Step four.
Cut a rectangular hole in the same place the Labels for Education was. Also, cut the excess from the top of the Goldfish® crackers container.You should be left with a flat rectangular piece. 

Step five.
Manipulate the sides so that they are sealed with the double-sided tape. I kept the bottom the same way the package comes.

Step six.
Seal the bag all around with Mod Podge. Mod Podge will protect the paper and give it a nice shine. Allow time to dry.

Step seven.
Grab the velcro and place it in the opening of the pouch. Then you’re done!

The possibilities are endless since there are so many Goldfish® crackers bags. You can do a Princess pouch with the Princess Goldfish® crackers. 

Participating products for Labels for Education can be found at Walmart stores.

Labels for Education has an amazing sweepstakes going on right now which gives your child’s school a chance to win $10,000! Let’s work together by helping our schools!

What is your favorite participating product from the Labels for Education Program?  You can see the list of products here: I’d love to hear your favorite!



  1. September 11, 2015 / 9:23 am

    I am saddened that schools even have to collect box tops, fundraise, and beg for funds. But since they do, thank goodness for programs like the box top program. What a fun way for families to collect their stash in goldfish bags, I love the reuse mentality@
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  2. September 11, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    We love taking part in programs like this for our school!! My kids take a bunch of pride in being able to raise funds for their school on their own like this! They are always double checking the packages for products with these on it before they take out the trash.
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  3. September 11, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    I’m a preschool teacher so I love seeing ideas like being implemented! And what a great idea with your little pouch with the velcro! Great write up. xx
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  4. September 12, 2015 / 7:53 am

    This is a great project. I have a lot of friends that are teachers and they are always asking that we save the labels for education and box tops. This is a fun way to have something to remind us to clip them and a place to put them.
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  5. Lena
    September 14, 2015 / 12:11 am

    This is such a cool idea. I love how epicycle the whole packaging to create a pouch and the program itself is amazing. I know the schools in my area can so use help!

  6. Desirae young
    September 14, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Awesome project! We are always trying to help our school raise money and we love the labels and box tops! It stinks that we even have to raise money for our schools. Our school does parties for the most labels collected so it gives the kids a chance to really partake.

  7. Notorious Spinks
    September 15, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    This is so pretty. I would have never thought to do anything like this and the girls eat soooo many Goldfish. We keep the labels and donate them to friends. Thanks for the tutorial.
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  8. September 22, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    You can ModPodge anything! This is totally a different way to upcycle packaging! I grew up on BoxTops so this would be handy to have a storage for the labels!
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