Items Wanted for Our New “Maker” Room


makerspaceOne of the changes our students voted on in School Congress a couple of weeks ago was the creation of a “Maker Room,” where students would be able to do woodcrafting, sewing, painting, pottery, and other arts and crafts.

We’ve collected a lot of materials from a variety of places, but we’re still seeking items to make the place even richer for the kids. If you or someone you know has any of these items to donate, we’d greatly appreciate it. You can reach our Maker Room organizer, Stuart Gerrol, at


  • Pine boards
  • 2 x 4s
  • Plywood
  • Hand saws
  • Hammers
  • Screw drivers
  • Measure tapes
  • Clamps
  • Levels
  • Angles
  • Glass jars with lids
  • Nuts, bolts, screws, nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sand Paper
  • A box for scrap wood

Art (Painting/Drawing)

  • Easel
  • Canvas
  • Brushes
  • Paints (oil, acrylic)
  • Pastels
  • Clay
  • Drawing pencils
  • Drawing pads
  • Aprons (or extra large T-shirts)
  • Paint mixing sticks


  • Fabric
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Bobbins
  • Fabric chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Lace & ribbons
  • Batting
  • Stuffing (for pillows)


  • Magazines (collage)
  • Beads (jewelry making)
  • Felt & felt needles
  • Crochet hooks & needles
  • Plastic flowers
  • Sponges
  • Old T-shirts (clean, please)
  • Glue

Again, if you have any of these items you’d be willing to donate, please contact our Maker Room organizer, Stuart Gerrol, at

Thank you so much!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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