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Ms. Taunton from Springdale AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Entrepreneurs

Help me give my students art materials and everyday items they can use to create masterpieces and entrepreneurial products.

  • $867 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the privilege of providing pull out gifted and talented classes for 50 3rd-5th grade students and Enrichment classes for 200 K-1 students at two elementary schools in a rapidly growing school district. These bright, capable students are smart and creative and need new challenges daily. The students come from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds and a majority of these students are English language learners.

As the next generation of leaders and innovators, they need to develop skills in creativity and financial literacy.

By learning and practicing these skills, students are better prepared to become productive citizens as adults.

My Project

Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” With this grant, students will practice fluency and flexibility in their thinking using the materials in their very own Creativity Bag. Each student will have their own Creativity Bag to use in class or at home if they are virtual students. After a review of fluency and flexibility, students will use the design process to articulate how they would transform the bag into something else. To review fluency, students will be shown cupcake wrappers and asked to brainstorm ways one could be used other than for cupcakes. Their Creativity Bags will be filled with pompoms, embroidery floss, Crayola Model Magic, Play Doh, index cards, Origami paper. They will also receive popsicle sticks, buttons, foam shapes, straws, floss, pipe cleaners from the classroom. Over the next several classes or Google Meet sessions, students will choose an item from their box to focus their brainstorming.

After listening to Not a Stick, students will be challenged to come up with different ways to transform a popsicle stick.

This time the students will be asked to change categories with each new idea. For example, if their first idea is a hot dog, their next idea couldn’t be a food item. Once they have had several days of practice with both fluency and flexibility, students will use the materials in their Creativity Bag to create a unique product. As Creative Entrepreneurs, students will design a marketing plan for the product, determine the costs to produce for their product, and determine if they can make a profit on their product. Students will have access to Origami books. When finished students will take home their Creativity Bags. Students will be invited to share their projects from home through Google Classroom.

Ms. Taunton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic White Classpack, 1-oz. Packages, White, 75/Pk (23-6001) • $35.99 4 $143.96
Elmer's Washable School Glue, 1.25 oz, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 8 $119.92
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 50- Value Pack Case of Colors , Non-Toxic , Assorted Colors , 1-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Embroidery Floss 240 skeins 100% Egyptian long-staple cotton Cross Stitch Threads -Friendship Bracelets String -Mercerized Crafts Floss total 1920M 8M/pc 24pcs/bag 10package • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
24Pack Foam Boards, 8”x12”Foam Core Backing Boards, 1/8” Thickness Mat Board Polystyrene Foam Sheet, White Foam Centered Signboard for Presentations, School, Office & Art Projects • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
flic-flac 44PCS 4 x 4 inches (10 x10cm) Assorted Color Felt Fabric Sheets Patchwork Sewing DIY Craft 1mm Thick • Amazon Business $6.22 5 $31.10
50 Pack Clear Plastic Ruler, 12 Inch Standard/Metric Rulers Straight Ruler Measuring Tool for Student School Office (Clear) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Origami Fun Kit for Beginners (Dover Fun Kits) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Flash Cards, Assorted Neon Colored, 3x5 Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $5.49 3 $16.47
BUBU Origami Paper 1000 Sheets 6 Inch Square Double Sided Color 20 Vivid Colors for Beginners Trainning and School Craft Lessons • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
EpiqueOne Huge 2100 Pieces Pom Poms for Crafts Including 100 Colored Googly Eyes. Vivid Multicolor Glitter Pompoms Pink, Red, White, Blue. Wide Variety of Sizes 10-50mm. for Hobby, DIY, Decorating • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Origami Zoo Kit: Make a Complete Zoo of Origami Animals!: Kit with Origami Book, 15 Projects, 40 Origami Papers, 95 Stickers & Fold-Out Zoo Map • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Incredible Origami: 95 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects, includes Origami Paper • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
JPSOR 600pcs Gems Acrylic Flatback Rhinestones Gemstone Embellishments, 6 Shapes, 6-13mm • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Japanese Origami for Beginners Kit: 20 Classic Origami Models: Kit with 96-page Origami Book, 72 High-Quality Origami Papers and Instructional DVD: Great for Kids and Adults! • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Decora 1000 Pieces 15mm Round Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-Adhesive for Scrapbooking and Crafts • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Coceca 500 Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AmazonBasics Blank Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1000-Pack • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Xlloest Premium Mini Baking Cups, Cupcake Liners Paper, Pack of 400 • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
DECORA 1000 Pieces 10mm Round Wiggle Googly Toy Eyes with Self-Adhesive for Crafts and Scrapbooking • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
DECORA 6mm Round Wiggly Toy Eye with Self-adhesive 1000 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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