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Ms. Larkin from Bakersfield CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Digitally Engineered Designs to Life with Cricut Maker

Help me give my students a Cricut Maker machine and the materials needed to bring their digital creations to life.

  • $1,321 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

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My Students

My school is in an urban area riddled with poverty, drugs and violence. My students know poverty of all kinds - financial, linguistic and digital. More than eighty percent live below the poverty line. Half are language learners, nearly one-third have no access to the Internet through even a smartphone in their homes.

My students are quick, curious and motivated.

They eagerly participate in whatever we are learning. They soak up experiences and challenges with gusto, and they are deserving of any and every opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of the world and the opportunities around them.

My Project

With the advent of video games and television, children no longer rely on their imagination and creativity to bring their dreams to life. I want my students to know the creative power of their own minds. With a Cricut Maker, the Cricut software, and various building materials, my students can imagine, design and create whatever they see in their minds. They can design and build 3D sets for their stories then use stop animation to create a short film. They can design and create obstacle courses for our classroom robots to navigate. They can participate in engineering challenges by experimenting with the strengths and weaknesses of different materials and shapes and determine their suitability for various tasks. All of these tasks will require trial and error and experimentation. As they experiment and revise their plans, students will learn that mistakes become meaningful when we learn from them. They will begin to see themselves as creators and inventors rather than simply the consumers of what others design.

What they can design, test and invent is limited only by their own imaginations.

Ms. Larkin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Maker Bundle - 40 Sheets of Vinyl/Transfer Tape, Basic Tool Kit, 30 Pack Pen Set, and Designer Fabric Sampler • Amazon Business $450.76 1 $450.76
Cricut EasyPress • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Cricut Tools Bundle - Mats, Weeding Tools, Pens, Cutting Blade & Basic Tools • Amazon Business $82.99 1 $82.99
Firefly Craft Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV Bundle Pack for Silhouette and Cricut Iron On, Includes 15 Rolls of Best Selling Iron On Colors - 12" x 20" Each • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Cricut 2005105 Scoring Wheel Combo Pack Maker Tool, Assorted • Amazon Business $45.98 1 $45.98
Chomas Creations Etching/Engraving Tool for Maker and Explore and Metal Stamping Blanks: Round, Heart, and Dog Tags • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Cricut Knife Housing & Blade • Amazon Business $18.18 2 $36.36
Cricut 2002293 Explore Deep Cut Blade and Housing • Amazon Business $13.00 2 $26.00
Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, Natural, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pen Set, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $18.67 1 $18.67
Cricut 2005397 Easy Press Mat 8X10, Gray • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Nicapa Strong Grip-Purple Cutting Mat, 12 by 12-inch (3 Mat) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Cricut 2003917 Rotary Blade KIT, • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Provo Craft Easy Press Mat • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 4-Inch by 6-Inch, Natural, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $5.96 2 $11.92
Siser Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 10 by 12 Inches (1 Foot) Sheets 3 Pack (Silver) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80

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