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Mrs. Hawkins
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Expanding Our Makerspace

Help me give my students the means to create video games, make their own jewelry, screen print their own shirt designs, and learn to sew.

My Students

I am the school librarian for a campus of three high schools in Brooklyn. For a decade, our campus had no library or librarian, and the space was left to fester. Now, I have been brought in to bring the space back to life once our renovation is done.

Our students are bright, hard-working, and in need of engaging material.

We've recently opened a Makerspace in the library, and students have requested a variety of projects to help them gain life skills.

My Project

Once the Makerspace on our campus was established, students began submitting ideas for projects and skills they would like to learn. The skills they most wanted to learn were video game design, jewelry making, screen printing, and sewing.

The students feel that these skills will help them to develop themselves as potential entrepreneurs, as well as being able to creatively express themselves.

We will start off with hands-on skills, such as the sewing and jewelry making. We are lucky enough to have access to sewing machines, but we do need basic sewing supplies to go with them. We also need some peripherals to be added to a computer which has been set up to run Unity and to run stop-motion animation software. The peripherals are included in this project. Also included are the necessary materials for learning to screen print.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Speedball Advanced All-In-One Screen Printing Kit • Amazon Business $86.90 1 $86.90
Acer K202HQL Abi 19.5" HD Monitor (HDMI & VGA port), Black, 19.5 Inch • Amazon Business $66.54 1 $66.54
2035Pcs Deluxe Jewelry Making Supplies Kit with Instructions, PP OPOUNT Jewelry Beads, Charms, Findings, Jewelry Pliers, Beading Wire for Necklace Bracelet, Earrings Making and Repairing • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Huion Inspiroy H640P Graphics Drawing Tablet with Battery-Free Stylus and 8192 Pressure Sensitivity • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SINGER 01661 Sew Essentials Storage System, 166 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Paxcoo 1000pcs Lava Stone Beads Bracelet Making Kit with Chakra Beads, Crackle Beads, Spacer Beads for Essential Oil and Jewelry Making Adults • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Caydo 20 Pieces Screen Printing Starter kit Include Instructions, 10 x 14 Inch Wood Silk Screen Printing Frame with 110 White Mesh, Screen Printing Squeegees, Inkjet Transparency Film and Mask Tape • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Speedball 4504W Fabric Screenprinting Ink Set, Black, Green, White, Blue, Yellow, Red 6 Pack • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
Unity from Zero to Proficiency (Beginner): A Step-by-step guide to coding your first game • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
72 Pcs Crochet Hooks Set, Crochet Hooks Kit Plus Large Eye Blunt Needles Ergonomic Yarn Knitting Needles Marking Clips Tools Set with Crochet Needle Accessories • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know about Narrative Techniques • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Over 1800 Pieces Wood Beads for Jewelry Making with 3 Free Sample Bracelets - Assorted Natural Wooden Bead Styles - Great for African, Native American Designs, Macramxe9 Bracelets, Necklaces, Braids • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Grabbit Magnetic Sewing Pincushion with 50 Plastic Head Pins, Blue • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Deoot 400 PCS Glass Beads 8mm Handcrafted Crackle Lampwork Round Beads for Jewelry Making,8 Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Quefe 500pcs 8mm Multi Color Acrylic Round Loose Beads in Ink Patterns with 50pcs Spacer Beads and Crystal String for Bracelets Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Speedball Art Products 4560 Fabric Screen Printing Ink, 8 Fl. oz, Black • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08

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