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Mrs. Halford from Wichita Falls TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Point of Hand Made Gifts

Help me give my students paint, bingo daubers, and canvas to create a one of a kind Pointillism masterpiece to gift to their families for Christmas.

  • $794 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I wish I could describe the excitement of my students as they entered our new classroom this year. The oohs and ahhs as each class crossed through the door melted my heart. I have taught fifth grade science the last five years and made the change to art teacher this year. This is the first time in years that our students will have a full time art teacher. Now I have all of our students kindergarten through fifth grade. So far they have enjoyed getting to explore our new space, fun seating choices, and hands-on activities.

I wanted my art classroom to not look anything like a traditional classroom so all summer I've been gathering kitchen tables from garage sales and trading posts.

Now my students have brightly colored kitchen tables where they can create their masterpieces. My goal is to provide all my students with an engaging, fun and safe learning environment. My school is Title I and located in a low socio-economic neighborhood where 98% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students are faced with many challenges in the classroom and at home.

My Project

The beginning of the year is all about the basics like coloring the same direction, proper scissor holding, and using gentle brush strokes when painting. We are all starting to get into our art routine and it is time to start learning about artists, literary movements, and art history.

I would like to start with the Pointillism movement and allow my students to create a masterpiece on canvas to gift to their families for Christmas.

This project will cover every student kinder though third grade and allow them each a blank canvas. For kindergarten and first grade students will be able to use the bingo daubers to "paint" their canvas. This will help them create "perfect" circles to fill in their images. I use address labels especially for these younger grades to help them see their name so they can write it. They go on the back of all their art work. The second and third graders will be using the paint and round sponge brushes to paint their images. The plastic cups with lids will allow for easy storage of paint and save time having to prep paint daily.

Personally I believe nothing beats a homemade gift and would love to give my students the chance to actually create something that will last for years.

Mrs. Halford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bingo Daubers Bulk Case - 144 Daubers (12 dozen) Assorted Colors - 3 oz • Amazon Business $129.95 2 $259.90
Artlicious - 30 Classroom Value Pack - 8x10 Primed Canvas Panel Boards • Amazon Business $24.99 6 $149.94
67820-1008-Sargent Art Water Color Crayons - Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $3.54 30 $106.20
00711-1049-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $23.19 2 $46.38
Avery Address Labels with Sure Feed for Laser Printers, 1" x 2-5/8", 3,450 Labels – Great for FBA Labels (5160) • Amazon Business $25.85 1 $25.85
Primebaker Disposable Translucent Plastic Cups with Lids, 100 Count - 4 Ounce • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
00711-8076-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Raw Umber, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.34 2 $8.68
00711-4666-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Chrome Orange, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.34 2 $8.68
00711-6506-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Violet, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.34 2 $8.68
00711-3766-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Primary Magenta, Pint • Blick Art Materials $4.34 2 $8.68

Materials cost

$634.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$674.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.03

Total project goal

$793.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$793.53

1 Donor

-$396.76

Donations toward project cost

-$337.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.51

match offer

-$396.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$337.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.51

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$0.00

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