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Mrs. Kniseley from San Marcos CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art & Innovation STEAM Project

Help me give my students the supplies to create soft circuit wearable artwork.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are average 7th and 8th graders who go to a local public school where the arts are not always a budgetary priority. They are creative, bright, and engaged students. They love to problem solve, participate and share their ideas. I love to provide them with new experiences to help them love learning and creating!

My students are kind and empathetic towards the needs of others.

They have come up with many great ideas on how to encourage our school community. They have made mugs for teachers, written encouraging notes to peers, and they have advocated for social justice issues. I firmly believe that the future is bright having these future leaders in the world!

My Project

My art students will be learning how soft circuits work in an engaging STEAM-focused co-taught art project. First students will brainstorm their art piece and practice learning the basics of circuits using copper tape and paper. Students will then design wearable art projects using colored felt, lights and embroidery thread. Students will need to figure out how to make their lights turn on and off as they create their wearable art. Using small cell batteries, conductive thread, and LED lights, students will learn the basics of circuitry as they artfully incorporate their circuits into their electrical engineering art projects.

Students will learn how to problem-solve, think creatively, and get hands-on practice using circuits as they create their artwork.

This will be a co-taught innovation and art lesson with two teachers assisting and helping students be successful. Creating innovative artwork will be an engaging and memorable project for students as the elements of art are incorporated in a hands-on STEAM lesson.

Mrs. Kniseley
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
24pcs Thick 1.4mm Soft Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Sewing Squares Nonwoven Patchwork (1515cm) • Amazon Business $7.88 10 $78.80
Adafruit Stainless Thin Conductive Thread - 2 ply - 23 meter/76 ft [ADA640] • Amazon Business $8.15 5 $40.75
Selizo 6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Mlife Embroidery Floss with Organizer Storage Box - 156Pcs Embroidery Kit Includes 100 Skeins Rainbow Color Embroidery Threads, Friendship Bracelets String with 56 Pieces Cross Stitch Tools • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
200 Sets Snap Fasteners Kit Tool, Metal Snap Buttons Rings with Fastener Pliers Press Tool Kit for Clothing 10 Colors 9.5mm by Craftsman • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
100 Pack CELEWELL CR2032 Battery CR2032H 230mAh 3 Volt Lithium Battery Coin Button Cell 3 Years Warranty • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
VNDEFUL 10 Pcs Black CR2016 2025 2032 23mm x 6mm Coin Cell Button Battery Holder • Amazon Business $5.89 4 $23.56
Air Lite 580/6 Eco-Friendly Recycled Polyester Fiberfill, White • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Clover 235 No. 3-9 Gold Eye Embroidery Needles, Pack of 16 • Amazon Business $1.99 5 $9.95
Kasmena 40Pcs Colorful Hand Sewing Seam Ripper,Thread Stitch Remover Tool,Cross Stitch/Embroidery Hand Needles,Soft Tape Measure and Storage Bag for Sewing and Craft Art Work • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19

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