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How to Use Your 3D Printer as a Classroom / School Fundraiser:
Ideas for 3D Printing Projects to Use as a Fundraiser:
2. Ornaments for holiday fundraisers. (custom, school logo, etc.)
3. Props for School Plays. Auction off important pieces.
4. Flower Pots – pot some plants & sell for Mother’s Day or Earth Day.
5. 3D Printed Rose as a Valentine’s Day fundraiser.
Why Selling 3D Printed Projects as a Class is a Great Idea:
*Teach kids about money, business, and being an entrepreneur.
*Challenge of not only designing a new creation but knowing someone might buy it.
*Raise money to offset the cost of filament and other tech supplies.
You can absolutely get outside businesses involved too! Don’t be afraid to ask a local business to partner with you in selling of your student’s creations! Make sure of course that it is something worth purchasing!
Also make sure that what you are charging is reasonable and will cover the costs needed to build your creations. For example, fidget spinners will also need the additional cost of bearings. If you’re selling flower pots you’ll need to purchase dirt and flowers, etc.
Have you used your 3D printer as a fundraiser? I’d love to hear about it! Please leave a comment below and tell me about it!