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Mrs. Curran from Plainfield CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pixel Art 2019

Help me give my students Perler Bead supplies they need to create a welcome back pixel art mural for our neighboring school.

  • $631 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There isn’t a day where I am not motivated or inspired by my 6th grade students. Teaching middle school students has presented some of the greatest surprises of my career. My students are outstanding in so many different aspects. They are embracing a new found independence in middle school along with the extra responsibilities. My favorite aspect of their personality it that they can start reasoning like adults without being cynical.

These students have an incomparable level of enthusiasm that pushes them to new knowledge, ideas, and levels of thinking.

Their level of courage allows them to try new experiences without the fear of failure. They are willing to take themselves and push each other to the next level when they engage in critically discussing and analyzing new ideas while keeping an open mind and positive attitude about the experience. It is always so exciting to see how much progress they make and I aim to guide them in every way possible to get the most out of their middle school experience!

My Project

These materials will make my student's vision become a reality. There are approximately 45 students that stay after school once a week to create pixel art with Perler Beads. Students are using mathematics, engineering, design and communications skills in a creative way. They began by searching for designs online and following patterns. From there, it quickly turned into creating more complex designs that even include 3D projects. This group appreciates last year's pixel art mascot mural posted in the main entrance of our school. So, they have decided to create a mural of their own.

This year, our neighboring school suffered from a terrible fire.

Most of the students in our Perler Bead Club attended that same school just last year. These students feel inclined to create a personalized mascot mural for our neighboring school as a welcome back gift. They put their design into the computer program, looked at what materials they will need, and created a procedure for the design process. They shopped for the materials online including: more templates, tweezers and beads to make their dreams a reality. My students want to show the school how simple beads and technology can create a work of art while supporting school spirit.

Mrs. Curran
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Perler Beads Large Square Pegboards for Kids Crafts, 4 pcs • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
Perler Bead Tray • Amazon Business $15.10 5 $75.50
Perler Beads Stripes And Pearls Assorted Fuse Beads Tray For Kids Crafts, 4000 pcs • Amazon Business $10.96 5 $54.80
Perler Beads Assorted Fuse Beads Tray for Kids Crafts with Perler Bead Pattern Book, 4001 pcs • Amazon Business $11.19 4 $44.76
Perler White Beads for Kids Crafts, 6000 pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Black Perler Beads for Kids Crafts, 6000 pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Perler Beads Fun Colors Fuse Beads and Storage Tray For Kids Crafts, 4000 pcs • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Tan Perler Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $5.60 4 $22.40
Silver Metallic Perler Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $5.61 3 $16.83
Multicolored Glitter Perler Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $5.00 3 $15.00
Clear Perler Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $4.85 3 $14.55
Perler Beads Glow in the Dark Multicolor Fuse Bead Bucket, 5005 pcs • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Maxdot 10 Pieces Beads Tweezers Plastic Craft Tweezers for DIY, Blue and Green • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Perler Gold Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $5.61 2 $11.22
Perler Yellow Beads for Kids Crafts, 6000 pcs • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
Brown Perler Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Perler Lime Green Beads for Kids Crafts, 1000 pcs • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

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