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Mrs. Dodd from Albany NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clay Painted Sea Creatures

Help me give my students the chance to use clay and paint in the classroom.

  • $424 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I teach comes from a very urban setting. Some have no past art experience or use in certain mediums or materials. I want to begin introducing them to painting, clay and other great materials.

The children I teach crave guidance, new experiences and compassion.

I would love to foster this concept and provide them with what they need to become successful adults. They are looking for meaningful art projects, as the past art teachers only seemed to use paper, pencils and markers. I want to give them an array or materials to learn from.

My Project

In this project the children will be learning about different sea animals and how to protect them, such as sea turtles, fish, dolphins. We will read a book and watch a video on the affect of pollution on sea life. We will be using a air dry clay to assemble and mold little creatures based on the teachings.

The sea creatures will air dry and then they will be ready to paint.

These children have not used clay before and many have not had the chance to paint.

This project will introduce three dimensional art, and give them the concept of texture. They will also need to learn how to attach clay together and learn how the clay will dry. They will paint the clay once dry and be able to use Elmers glue to attach things like feathers, glitter, sequins.

Mrs. Dodd
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Air-Dry Clay - 25 pounds - Gray • Amazon Business $39.21 4 $156.84
Constructive Playthings Gallon Tempera Paint Set with 9 Non-Toxic Washable Colors • Amazon Business $120.47 1 $120.47
AMACO 4630-3C Air Dry Modeling Clay, 10-Pound, Gray • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Handy Art® Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Blue • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46

Materials cost

$325.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.59

Total project goal

$423.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$423.95

2 Donors

-$412.19

Donations toward project cost

-$351.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.33

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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