Friday, September 14, 2012

Using my Powers for Good!

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Art Project

Not sure if ya'll know this about me, but I am an elementary art teacher as well as a Mommy, Blogger, and Studio Artist. Yeah, pretty busy. Good busy though. :)

Anyways, I was in my classroom today for several hours going though all of the cabinets of supplies and doing inventory. I started getting sad because every time I thought of a cool project I noticed I was missing an ingredient. Or I didn't have enough for the hundreds of students I see in a week.

So I thought I'd appeal to you for help.

If you live in the Houston or Dallas/Fort Worth area, or have a way to get it to me, I need your weird but usable odds and ends! Your industrial left overs! Your grandmother's 2 ton collection of yarn and buttons. Beads, foam packing peanuts, blank ball caps, restaurant supplies, anything you think we could use in art.

One of my greatest connections ever was a stationary/ paper company that gave me tons of paper, envelopes and misprinted products. Another great resource was a pizza store that had closed. I got tons of pizza boxes and chinese take out boxes, etc.

If you have a family business or know of anybody with supplies/ materials like this, or even have a massive amount of crafty stuff yourself, we would be thrilled to have it for our classroom!!

If you are in the Houston or DFW area I can pick it up. Help me spread the word please. I know someone out there has connections!

Thank you bloggy buddies!



Michele said...

Linsey, that is such a pretty picture of you.

A reminder to anyone who donates and itemizes - a donation to a school should be considered a non-profit legitimate write off.

Just sayin.

Good luck, this is a GREAT idea and a good way for (hopefully) someone to rid themselves of stuff they aren't using and freeing up some of their spaces.

I did that with 3 huge boxes of glass babyfood jars not long ago, wish I could have sent to YOU. It went to a teacher.

amy of studio four corners said...

returning the blog love...I'm your newest follower...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

linsey, i had no idea that you are an art teacher! i have many friends who are teachers and they are always on the lookout for things to add to their room. i bet your students LOVE you!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hey Linsey~
I would love to put together some boxes of stuff for you- oh, happy day! I have so much stuff and I'm going thru my sewing room cleaning out right now, so it's perfect timing.
I'll let you know when it's ready.
xxx, Tina

Patty said...

Linsey, please send me an email about this.


Shannon said...

Linsey- can you email me your address? I homeschool & always keep a stash of stuff around. Would be happy to share as I clean out or come across more!



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