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Mrs. Yonta from Tully NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dia de los Muertos - Sugar Skulls

Help me give my students enough pastry bags, tips, and colored icing for all to be able to decorate on the same day!

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Beginning Spanish students need a diversion from reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They are so talented and creative but there is not always time to allow for the memorable activities which they (and I) love.

A hands on craft which celebrates Dia de los Muertos provides students an opportunity to create a folk art classic symbol of the holiday, a craft that they would not try at home.

They beg to make sugar skulls but we would be grateful for a few supplies to help get the job done more efficiently.

My Project

Mexico's Day of the Dead has become well known in America thanks to recent films and the ever growing popularity of Frida Kahlo. Students are so excited to discover Day of the Dead in pop culture and bring these experiences to class, but most importantly, to have the understanding of and ability to explain the significance of the holiday.

The students genuinely beg, every year, to be able to create their own sugar skulls similar to those found in Mexican markets.

For most students this is also their first experience using meringue powder, pastry bags and decorating tips. Learning curve!

More supplies equals more efficient use of time, full class participation, and ability for completion - making it easier to justify a departure from traditional academics for a few days. This is an important component of second language learning, to understand the customs and traditions associated with a holiday that America is still learning about. Students are proud to bring home their creations and share with their families the creative process as well as the information of this holiday, which focuses on remembering loved ones - very different from the Halloween activities they know well.

Mrs. Yonta
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilton Bulk Buy Featherweight Decorating Bag 8 inch W5087 (3-Pack) • Amazon Business $10.95 4 $43.80
Wilton 8 oz. Meringue Powder, 3-Count • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Wilton Cupcake Decorating Icing Tips, 12-Piece Set • Amazon Business $5.54 3 $16.62
Wilton 411-1989 Coupler Set, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Wilton Icing Colors, 12-Count Gel-Based Food Color • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65

Materials cost

$116.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.08

Total project goal

$173.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.84

1 Donor

-$173.84

Donations toward project cost

-$147.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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