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Ms. Meza from Port Lavaca TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cut Above the Rest!

My students need a Cricut machine in order to create logos, designs, and 3D pieces of art in our classroom Makerspace.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach art to over 700 kids in grades K-5th each week. The students at my school come from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. We have students from many different countries. Many don't speak English and are economically disadvantaged. Despite this, my students come to class eager and ready to learn.

My students are passionate about art and science.

They love using their imagination and creativity to come up with original and unique projects. Art also provides them the opportunity to learn more about themselves and make the world a more beautiful place.

My Project

Even though we are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and many in our community are still rebuilding, my students come to school eager to learn and ready to try new things. This year I want to introduce a Makerspace for my students.

A Cricut machine would help my students learn how to design logos, create unique cutouts, and create 3D pieces of art.

In our Makerspace, students will learn how how to design labels and logos by studying different types of fonts and color schemes. Students can use the vinyl sheets to print out their designs and label their lockers, binders, or cloths. This will help them understand that art can be created and used in fun, and personal ways. Also this machine can be used to help students print out cutouts that can be used to create 3D pieces of art. This will help incorporate engineering principles into our art room. Lastly, a Cricut will help my students design posters and other school related items throughout the year.

Art is a field that has endless possibilities. I want my students to understand that they can use their creativity in different ways than just sitting down with a piece of paper. This Cricut will help me teach students that they can use technology to pursue making many new types of creations.

Ms. Meza
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle - Heat Transfer, Vinyl Pack, Tools Pens & Designs • Amazon Business $309.99 1 $309.99
Vinyl Sheets: Self Adhesive | 69 Vivid Assorted Glossy 12x12 Sheets | Includes Matt Black, Matt White, Silver | Water Resistant | Premium Smooth with Easy Peel 2.0 Technology • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Matte Black 12" by 30 FEET Adhesive Roll - for Cricut, Silhouette Cameo, Craft Cutters, and Vinyl Sign Cutters by StyleTech • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Cricut Tools, Mint Basic Set • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12" x 12" - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Holographic Opal Craft Vinyl 12" x 12" 7 Sheets/Pack for Craft Cutters,Sign Plotters • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Best Crafts 12" X 10' Feet Roll Transfer Paper w/ Grid- Perfect Alignment of Cameo or Cricut Self Adhesive Vinyl for Decals, Signs, Walls, Windows and Other Smooth Surfaces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Best Crafts 12" X 10' Feet Roll Transfer Paper w/ Grid- Perfect Alignment of Cameo or Cricut Self Adhesive Vinyl for Decals, Signs, Walls, Windows and Other Smooth Surfaces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$445.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.07

Total project goal

$567.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.14

1 Donor

-$113.43

Donations toward project cost

-$96.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.01

match offer

-$453.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$385.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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