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Ms. Diana from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Possibilities of Papermaking

Help me give my students the materials they need in order to make their own paper during Art Class, including papermaking basics such as a blender, moulds and deckles, and plant fibers to turn into pulp.

  • $727 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious artists at our Dual Language school. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten Art classes help children learn ways of using materials from the world around them to make art and creative gestures, while learning more about themselves as part of their larger school community.

Our students come from many backgrounds and have so much to share with one another.

Our children are so eager to share information about themselves with their peers, and they especially love reflecting on their lives outside of school. They enjoy projects that encourage movement and hands-on activities. Our children practice interacting with one another in productive and meaningful ways.

My Project

Children will learn to make their very own sheets of handmade paper, engaging in the process from start to finish as they explore a variety of ways to turn plant fibers into paper pulp and, ultimately, sheets of paper as a ground for their own art or as an artwork in and of themselves!

We will turn plant fibers into paper pulp using our blender, pour the pulp into the plastic bins, dip our mould and deckle in to form a sheet of paper, and then transfer that paper onto a blotter sheet to dry, experiencing in the magic of papermaking!

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Ms. Diana
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PULP ABACA ECONOMY SHEET 5 LB • School Specialty $38.83 5 $194.15
PAPER COUCH SHEETS 9.25X11.75 IN PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $54.88 1 $54.88
PULP COTTON LINTER ECONOMY SHEET 8 OZ • School Specialty $5.67 8 $45.36
BLENDER 8 SPEED • School Specialty $35.99 1 $35.99
DIP HANDMOLD ECONOMY • School Specialty $26.97 1 $26.97
STORAGE BIN UCB-SS CLEAR/CLEAR/BLACK EACH • School Specialty $12.20 2 $24.40
CUTTING MAT SELF HEALING ALVIN PROFESSIONAL 18X24 IN • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
BOARD FOAM DRY ERASE FOAM 30X20 IN PK OF 2 • School Specialty $11.71 2 $23.42
DIP HANDMOLD MEDIUM • School Specialty $21.72 1 $21.72
COLANDER - 4.5 QUART CRAFTKITCHEN • School Specialty $17.81 1 $17.81
GLUE WHITE 1 GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $14.90 1 $14.90
PAPER COUCH SHEETS 9.25X11.75 IN PACK OF 20 • School Specialty $13.84 1 $13.84
COTTON LINTERS BRITE WHITE COTTON 8 OZ • School Specialty $13.06 1 $13.06
CORD EXTENSION INDOOR 9 FOOT CCS25146 • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
CUTTER BOX WESTCOTT SAFETY CERAMIC • School Specialty $5.74 1 $5.74

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