STEAM Donations and Recycled Materials List

 

 

 

 

ELEMENTARY STEAM            Donors Choose Project 2022-2023 Link for Donors Choose STEAM Project

 

Hello Parents and Families, 

STEAM is run 99.9% off recycled and reused materials.  With over 400 plus seen weekly in the STEAM Lab materials can go very quickly.  If you have any of the following materials at home not being used or about to be thrown away please donate to the STEAM class. 

Thank you , 

Brittnee Zeak 

STEAM Teacher 

  • Bottle caps (might be sharp?)
  • Boxes
  • Brown paper bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cardboard cereal and cracker boxes 
  • Cards, envelopes, mail, letterhead
  • CLEAR STORAGE BINS – shoe box sized or sweater box
  • corrugated cardboard 
  • Egg cartons
  • Envelopes 
  • Fabric swatches
  • Food containers with lids – well cleaned
  • Milk cartons – well washed
  • Milk jug lids
  • Newspaper
  • Packing materials
  • Packing materials – biodegradable packing peanuts
  • Paint sticks
  • Paint swatches
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Scrap paper
  • Shoe boxes
  • Smaller pieces of fabric
  • Spools from thread
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Wool (the colored kind used for felting)
  • Yarn – small balls are often given away by those who knit
  • Yarn in a Box – shoe box, put small yarn balls inside, string the yarn through hole
  • Yogurt containers, lids
  • PVC pipes and connectors
  • washers
  • nuts bolts
  • play sand
  • Lego wheels
  • axles
  • Lego building bricks
  • old physics sets
  • toy cars
  • balls
  • Colored masking tape or painters tape
  • Clear Scotch tape on a dispenser
  • Paper of various sizes and colors
  • Googly eyes
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Rubber stamps and ink pads
  • Tissue Paper

Tools 

  • Trays
  • Drying rack
  • Storage bin – like chip and dip container with lid
  • Scissors – kid safety, loop scissors, decorative design scrapbook type
  • Stapler 
  • Tweezers (please no sharp points)
  • Stencils
  • Cookie cutters 
  • Rulers 
  • Paper punches 
  • Hole punches
  • Rubber stamps and stamp pads
  • Sponges
  • Yarn 
  • Mirrors
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Magnets
  • Turkey baster
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint scrapers of various styles

 

Materials for Art Center, Maker Space, Creation Station, etc.

  • Beads
  • beads that are connected together in lengths
  • Buttons
  • clean socks (for sock puppets)
  • decorative chain
  • fabric
  • fake flowers
  • fake fur
  • feathers
  • felt
  • foamies
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • glitter glue 
  • googly eyes
  • Multi temp glue sticks (large or mini) and glue guns {Adult use}
  • permanent markers
  • pom poms
  • popsicle sticks in various sizes – mini, regular, tongue depressor sized
  • rhinestones
  • ribbon/trim
  • sequins
  • sticky notes
  • Upholstery foam
  • upholstery foam
  • water based markers
  • wooden craft dowels, chop sticks, round rods
  • wooden pieces

 

Writing tools 

  • Crayons – large fat crayons peeled for doing rubbings
  • Crayola – worth the investment to get the best, try offering different kinds of crayons to keep it interested – various sizes, shapes, sparkly, neon, etc.
  • Used crayons – save up the scraps and melt to make crayon cakes
  • Markers – Crayola washable in both thin and thick, short
  • Permanent Sharpie Markers (adult supervision and clear directions)
  • Pencils – thick to begin, then traditional. Avoid cheap pencils with plastic wrap that jams pencil sharpener
  • Colored pencils
  • Twistable crayons