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Ms. R. from Seattle WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sock Puppet Storytelling

Help me give my students socks, decorative materials, and hot glue guns to create puppets for storytelling.

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school where approximately 20% of my students are Native American. My school is one of the few schools in the district to offer a Native curriculum. More than 50% of the students are on free or reduced-price lunch and 10% are homeless; many of the students have experienced some kind of trauma.

My students have vivid imaginations and love to express themselves creatively.

These students also have an insatiable curiosity for knowledge, and their perseverance and exuberance astonish me every day.

My Project

My fifth graders will create sock puppets and use the puppets in a storytelling production for younger students at the school. Each student will have a materials budget for obtaining craft materials from the "classroom store." I am requesting a variety of craft materials for the store and also hot glue guns for attaching pieces and a organizer cart for materials storage.

Students will develop their sense of financial literacy as they consider design tradeoffs to keep their puppets within budget, and they will flex their storytelling muscles as they produce their puppet show.

Storytelling through puppets will give my students the opportunity to stretch their creative imaginations and gain confidence with public speaking.

Ms. R.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Surebonder DT-200FKIT Mini Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun with 12 glue sticks, 20W, 120V • Amazon Business $8.10 5 $40.50
Surebonder DT-200FKIT Mini Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun with 12 glue sticks, 20W, 120V • Amazon Business $8.10 5 $40.50
Surebonder DT-200FKIT Mini Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun with 12 glue sticks, 20W, 120V • Amazon Business $8.10 5 $40.50
Seville Classics 8-Drawer Storage Bin Organizer Cart, White/Gray/Black Gradient • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
GE Designer Extension Cord with Surge Protection, Braided Power Cord, 15 ft, 3 Grounded Outlets, Flat Plug, Premium, White/Grey, 40530 • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Life Glow DIY Polyester Soft Felt Fabric Squares Sheets Assorted Colors 12x12 inch(30x30cm) for Crafts, 1.5mm Thick 40Pcs total • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
10 Pair Socks Combed Cotton Casual Spring & Autumn Sock Crew Solid Color For Girl Women Size 5 6 7 8 9 10 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Chenille Stem Class Pack, 4 MM x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, 1000/Box (65490) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks, Mini Size, 4" Long x .27" Diameter, 30 Count, Clear, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $3.97 4 $15.88
Mira Handcrafts 40 Assorted Colors Acrylic Yarn Skeins with 7 E-Books - Perfect for Any Knitting and Crochet Mini Project • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
HoneyToys 300pcs 15 Colors Glitter Creative Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 12 Inches x 6 mm,Pipe Cleaners for Arts and Crafts (15colors, 12inches) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grosun 300pcs Colored Jingle Bells Small Bell Mini Bells Bulk with Clear Box for Halloween Christmas Wedding Decoration and Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
QingHan Boutique 40yd (20 x 2yd) 3/8" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbons For Gifts Wrapping • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
C2G/Cables to Go 38001 4.5 Inch Flush Wire Cutter, TAA Compliant • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
JPSOR 600 Pcs Gems Acrylic Flatback Rhinestones Gemstone Embellishments, 6 Shapes, 6-13mm, with Tweezers and Bag (600 Pcs) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Caydo 1200 Pieces 1cm Assorted Elastic Pom Poms for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $6.38 1 $6.38
Darice 106-118 40/Pack Foam Sheets, 6 by 9-Inch, Assorted • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
DECORA 500 Pieces 6mm -12mm Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$357.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.80

Total project goal

$498.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$498.66

6 Donors

-$379.33

Donations toward project cost

-$322.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.90

match offer

-$119.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.90

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$0.00

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