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Ms. Handy from Falls Church VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reducing Behaviors with Crafts

Help me give my students glitter, colorful cardstock, loop scissors, magic model clay, jumbo craft sticks, tempera paint sticks, craft jewels and easy clean trays to create Project Based Learning activities and crafts.

  • $182 goal

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My Students

My students have Autism and intellectual disabilities and the majority of them are also living in poverty. They struggle with communication, academics, social skills, transitions and changes in their daily lives. They may face all these challenges and yet they are eager to learn, want to make friends and look forward to coming to school every day!

They face so many challenges in the world on a daily basis between their disability and economic challenges, that their school environment needs to be predictable, supportive, positive and allow them to shine in every way possible!

My Project

My students need the following craft supplies for our fun craft rotations: multi-colored cardstock, pencil grip tempera paint, jumbo craft sticks, glitter shakers, magic model clay, easy clean craft trays, and easy squeeze adapted scissors.

Our students are grouped into small groups of 4-7 and come to a craft rotation one day a week to break up their day and reduce behaviors.

It helps them to work on following directions, fine motor skills and creativity. Some of these materials are adapted so it allows all of our students to participate in the craft project.

At the end of the year we showcase the students' art work in an art show. The students are always so excited and proud of their projects!

Ms. Handy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic, White Clay Alternative, DIY Slime Ingredient, 2lb • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm,"Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 150 Sheets (80933-01) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 12 Pack (TPG-602) • Amazon Business $7.14 2 $14.28
TS281 - Easy-Squeeze Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 4 $11.16
Korlon Glitter Powder Shakers, Extra Fine Glitter Set, Arts and Crafts Supplies Loose Cosmetic Glitter, Great for Slime, Scrapbooking, Face, Body, Nail Arts, Holiday Craft, Assorted Colors, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Blulu 600 Pieces Gems Acrylic Craft Jewels Flatback Rhinestones Gemstone Embellishments Heart Star Square Oval and Round, 6 to 10 mm, Assorted Color • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Karlash Jumbo Craft Sticks 6" Length Pack of 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58

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