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Mrs. Bak from Fort Collins CO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Craft Materials for our Makerspace

Help me give my students craft materials to design, create and invent in our makerspace.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

As the librarian and technology teacher for an elementary school, I teach all of our 460 students. My students are an amazingly diverse group. They come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. They include many students from other countries that are part of our growing English Language Learner program. Our school also hosts the largest elementary autism program in our district. Also, our school enrollment area contains a homeless shelter, and we host children from more than 40 homeless families each year.

My students love to create, invent, tinker, and learn in our makerspace program.

The makerspace program is open to 2nd through 5th grade students. They participate in makerspace time each week. We have had a good balance between boys and girls attending, and our ELL and special needs students are well-represented. My students are future engineers, scientists, inventors, and artists. My job is to help them discover what they need to help them get there.

My Project

I run a lunchtime makerspace program for second through fifth graders in the school media center. It is very popular with students! They love to build and explore with with construction materials. They also love to create with arts and crafts materials to make their own creations. It may look like play, but the students are also learning.

Makerspaces encourage creativity, and help build students' perseverance, confidence and problem-solving skills.

During Makerspace time, many of my students enjoy creating items that they can take home, such as rainbow loom jewelry, origami or duct tape creations. Students especially like to use their imagination to design their own projects using craft supplies and recycled materials. This project would fund a variety of materials that the students could use to bring their own ideas to life. It would include beads, feathers, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, Popsicle sticks and more. Students will use these materials together with recycled items like cardboard boxes, egg cartons and old CD’s. These arts and crafts materials will help students to take their creativity and imagination to the next level!

Mrs. Bak
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3Doodler Start Refill Plastic Bundle, 8 Pack, Compatible with Start 3D Pen for Kids • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Bazic 7.53448E+11, 18 Roll Variety Pack Print and Solid (Brights and Regular Colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Talented Kidz 11,750+ Authentic Rainbow Mega Refill Loom: Set w/10,750 Premium Quality Rubber Bands, 30 Charms, 200 Beads, ABC Stickers to Personalize Your Case, 550 Clips, 9 Backpack Hooks, Organizer • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Perler 17000 Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
flic-flac 42pcs 8 x 12 inches (20cm30cm) 42 Colors for Choice A4 Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Patchwork • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Zeavola Self-adhesive Multicolor Flatback Rhinestone Sticker Bling Craft Jewels Crystal Gem Stickers,Assorted Size (250 Assorted Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dreamtop 100m Rainbow Color Elastic Cord Beading Thread Stretch String Craft Cord, 1mm • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Acerich 300 Pcs Colored Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems for DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caydo 240 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pom Poms Pompoms for Hobby Supplies and DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Candygirl Washi Tape Set of 30 Rolls - All Girls Favorite, Great For Arts and Crafts, DIY, Scrapbook -Decorative, Creative, Re-positional, Multi-purpose, Masking tape. • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Darice, 80 Piece, 5 ¾ inch, Jumbo Natural Finish Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $1.60 3 $4.80
DECORA 500 Pieces 6mm -12mm Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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