Changeable Fundraising Container


Bring attention to good causes with an awesome fundraising container. Turn the container into a reusable surface with clear plastic adhesive and use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to draw and write on it over and over again.


1. Measure and cut a large piece or two regular size pieces of Crayola® Construction Paper to fit around a cylinder-shaped, recycled container. Glue the construction paper to the recycled container with a Crayola® Glue Stick.

2. Cut out additional pieces of construction paper shapes and a long strip to track funds. Use a glue stick to attach these pieces to the recycled container covered with construction paper.

3. Use a Crayola® marker to add details: writing labels, dashes, lines or dots.

4. Measure and cut a piece of clear plastic adhesive paper. Peel off the back and carefully place it around the exterior of the decorated recycled container. Smooth out any air bubbles.

5. Measure and cut a piece of construction paper to fit the top of the lid and attach it with a glue stick. Cover the construction paper on the lid with a piece of clear plastic adhesive.

6. Use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to draw and write on the outside of the container. It’s reusable too, just use the E-Z Erase Mitt to wipe off the dry-erase crayon and start over again.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Adult Assistance is required for this arts & crafts project.

Recycled Containers—Must be clean and safe. Do not use containers that contained bleach or other harmful chemicals (for example, household cleaners, dishwasher or laundry detergents). Do not use recycled metal cans that have sharp edges (for example, lids removed by household can openers).

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • Students read literature with a philanthropy theme, like The Lemonade Ripple: An Adventure in Philanthropy. Students brainstorm and develop ideas to raise funds for needy causes in their school and community.
  • Students bring in articles from the newspaper or magazines that demonstrate modern-day philanthropy as a current events assignment.
  • Assessment: Students write a paragraph or essay about philanthropy that includes the definition and examples.
  • Students bring in current event articles demonstrating philanthropy.

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crayola supplies
  • Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Dry-Erase Crayons
household supplies
  • recycled oatmeal box
  • clear plastic adhesive



  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12


  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts


  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students understand the meaning of philanthropy.

  • Students connect examples of philanthropy in current times and history.

  • Students discuss examples of philanthropy they have observed in their own lives.


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