• RVES Media Center

    Makerspace Donations Needed!


    What is a makerspace? In simple terms, it is an area that allows students to engage in hands-on learning experiences that are creative, inventive and make real-life connections. In this space, students will have the freedom to design, engineer, fabricate, create, build and collaborate. I am so excited to offer this opportunity to our students, but in order to have a space that is functional; we are in need of supplies to support the project.  Following is a list of needed items.  Monetary donations will also be accepted and much appreciated.  Please feel free to contact me at or 423-788-7340 with any questions.


    • Rubberbands                                                                       
    • Fabric and or fabric/paint or markers                    
    • Play-Doh                                                                             
    • All kinds of glue and glue guns
    • Large Wooden craft sticks                                                     
    • Nails, screws, bolts, etc.
    • Hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, wire strippers                         
    • New Batteries (all sizes)
    • Duct Tape, electrical tape, masking tape, painters tape           
    • Flashlights
    • Wires, pipe cleaners/chenille sticks, wikki stix                         
    • Circuitry kits (can be purchased online)
    • Packaging materials such as bubble wrap                               
    • Playing cards (used for building)
    • Storage containers: plastic tubs (various sizes)                     
    • Dominos, marbles
    • Plastic Bags: Gallon size, quart size, sandwich size
    • Ribbon, yarn, string, cotton balls
    • Cleaning supplies (limited to paper towels, sponges, soap, Clorox wipes, etc.)
    • Office Supplies: markers, scissors, glue, tape, construction paper, pencils, rulers, post-it notes
    • Legos, K’nex, Lincoln logs, science kits, broken toys, small action figures, animal figurines.
    • Household items: Styrofoam cups/plates, foil, wax paper, coffee filters, toothpicks, straws, cereal/soda boxes, plastic solo style cups, plastic spoons, forks, knives.
    • Cardboard (boxes should be flattened for easy transport/storage)
    • Paper towel tubes, popsicle sticks, paint stir sticks, buttons, origami paper, construction paper, cardstock
    • Any Green items: gloves, straws, string, yarn, cups, (we will use these for green screen)


    All items need to be safe, clean and appropriate for elementary/middle school aged students. Items such as hand tools, etc. will only be used with adult supervision.


    -Lori Nash, Media Specialist