Fundraising Ideas For Schools

Fundraising Ideas For Schools

Traditional fundraising Ideas for school can be great for students and teachers alike. However, they tend to be one-off events, thereby limiting the potential impact for your school. Additionally they can never have a global reach – limiting your audience. On this page we present a list of awesome, fun, challenging, and novel fundraising ideas for schools – which you can make and sell online to raise money for your school. Visit

68 Amazing and Inspirational Fundraising Ideas for Schools.

  1. Heart Shaped Box. This beautiful heart shaped box is made by weaving wool or yarn between pre-positioned wooden sticks. Individuality can be expressed by choosing your own yarn colours, adding beads or other accessories. This box is easy to make and would be perfect for storing jewellery, makeup, odds and ends.
  2. Celtic Cross / St. Brigid’s Cross.
  3. Hand Hammered Copper Jewelry. This is a very simple and beautiful craft to make. The techniques used here essentially date back thousands of years. Get copper wire of different diameters from your local DIY store. Then bend and twist the wires into your desi shape, and hammer flat.
  4. Cribbage Table. OK, I know, this seems very advanced for a school craft fair. But I think this would be a really cool woodwork project for high school students, and maybe your class could make one or two extra to sell for your school. Finished properly, I bet someone would be more than willing to pay several hundred dollars forthis.
  5. Woodworking Table
  6. Woodworking Bench
  7. Schoolhouse Chair and Writing Desk. Another beautiful example of what can de done with wood. This chair incorporates a writing desk, with storage beneath for books. Again, woodwork teachers, if your students are making craft projects of this calibre – then make some extra ones and sell for your school.
  8. Two Drawer Chest – See it on our Pinterest
  9. Dining Room Bench With Storage – See it on our Pinterest
  10. Woodwork Stool
  11. Handmade Bookmarks. Handmade bookmarks are easy to sell, cheap to make and easy to ship. Why not personalise them with your school logo or motto. You can find a great tutorial here.
  12. Earphone Holder. From By the way this is a top class website, full of great ideas.
  13. Recycled Cardboard Portrait
  14. High School Graduation Display Cabinet
  15. High School Art Wire Sculpture
  16. Cardboard 3D Art
  17. Magnet Projects
  18. Medieval Illuminated Letters
  19. Picasso Art – Art
  20. Four Views Of An Animal – Art
  21. Japanese Trees – Art
  22. Metal Tooling – Art
  23. DIY Newspaper Weaving Basket
  24. Square Know Wave Bracelet
  25. Starbucks USB
  26. Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Board
  27. Nesting Trays
  28. Ping Pong Ball Launcher
  29. Woodwork Coffee Table
  30. Woodwork File Holder
  31. Woodwork Bottle Holder
  32. Woodwork Birdhouse
  33. Woodwork Bed
  34. Split Portraits – Art
  35. Stress Ball
  36. Sun In Hand – Art
  37. Origami
  38. Holiday Lanterns
  39. School Book Covers
  40. Pinch Pot Monsters – Pottery
  41. Papercut Portraits – Art
  42. Symbolic Self Portrait – Art
  43. Cubism – Art
  44. Ceramic Coil Built Vase
  45. Mason Jar
  46. Light Bulb Aquarium
  47. Pretty Swirly Ring
  48. Burlap Bags
  49. Big Bead Flower Bracelet
  50. Embroidery
  51. Candy Maze Carpentry
  52. Woodwork Candle Holder
  53. Child’s Bureau – pour les petites
  54. K-cup storage
  55. Woodwork Clock
  56. Woodwork Desktop Ornaments – Owl
  57. Safety Pin Bracelet
  58. Ceramic Gourd Birdhouse
  59. 2 Pictures in 1
  60. Phone Prison Desk Organiser
  61. DIY Balloon Bowls
  62. Weaved Bracelets
  63. Popsicle Stick Bracelets
  64. Wire Wrap Pendants
  65. Olive Wood Goblet
  66. Plastic Picnic Table

You can find all of these and many more wonderful fundraising ideas on our Pinterest Board. So come on, get inspired!

Fundraising for your school is made easy with our online school craft fair is a place where you can easily showcase and sell your students’ crafts online.

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***Help Needed: Please Read*** — Daviot Primary School

School Fund: Over the last few years, I have tried very hard not to ask parents to pay for any of the activities that we do in school (other than the P7 residential trip). This year, the school fund is running a bit low, so I would welcome some fundraising ideas and organisational support from the […]

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Fun Friday – Memorial Weekend Easy Craft Ideas — Hunt’s Clubhouse

Hey all, I’m sure many of you will be scurrying about, preparing for your holiday weekend to-do’s. So, why not add to the fun huh? Here are some simple, creative ideas to help liven up your festivities. 🙂 Festive Candles All you need is some rice, beans

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Crochet Novice. — Homemade Geekery

I have recently discovered the world of Crochet and Oh My God! What a wonderful world it is. It all started a week ago on a lazy Friday afternoon, I was flicking from post to post on Pinterest looking at craft ideas to do with my nieces and nephew in the Easter holidays and happened […]

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#AHEART4MCR — Wild Daffodil

Mrs. Snail wrote a post in response to the tragic event in Manchester this week, she always has such wise words to say, calling us to perform some random acts of kindness this Saturday whilst she is in Manchester. Then I saw this page on Facebook – #AHEART4MCR The hearts above are made from the […]

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Unique Fundraising Ideas Inspire

A Seattle parent’s GoFundMe project seeking to erase Seattle’s school lunch debt reached its goal in just five days. Now, other parents are following his lead and starting fundraisers of their own.

Parents and educators in Everett and Marysville have started campaigns to help eradicate lunch debt in their school districts.

School lunch debt is accumulated when a child orders a meal at school but is unable to pay for it. The school won’t turn the child away, but it won’t give the child a full meal, and it will send a bill to their parents.


School Craft Fair – St. Nicholas School Tolleshunt D’Arcy

School Craft Fair in Tolleshunt D’Arcy

St. Nicholas School in Tolleshunt D’Arcy will be holding a fair with a selection of local crafters, ceramicists, artists and produce.

Plants will also be for sale grown by a pupil, her grandmother and some of the local gardening club.

Entrance is 50p for adults with children going free.

A raffle will also be held, and refreshments will be available

The fair will run from 10am to 4pm.

All proceeds will go to the PTFA to purchase new books and improve the learning environment.

School Craft Fete Idea

Looking for ideas for your next school craft fete?

If you have any crafts left over which would be appropriate to sell online why not sell them on The online school craft fair.

We also have loads of great craft ideas for you to browse.

Online School Fundraising Programs

Are you looking for an online school fundraising program? Do you feel uninspired by the normal, ordinary options?

Why not check out School Craft The World’s first and only online school craft fair.

You can raise money for your school by selling crafts online.

Top Teen Craft Websites

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next teen craft project then check out these Sites.


Cool DIY projects for teenagers. Includes art, painting, stitching, woodwork, fabric dying.

Pinterest – Teen Craft Ideas

Pinterest has loads and loads of top ideas. Best of all you don’t even have to read.


Teen craft compilation from various bloggers.

Free Kids Crafts

Focusing on teens as opposed to kids crafts.

Big DIY Ideas

Fun crafts for teens.

Includes bracelet headphones tutorial.

Art Bar


Teen Crafts – Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

Creative, cool and totally useable and wearable!

DIY Crayon Art | Teen Craft – YouTube

DIY Crayon Art Teen Craft! You’re going to love this …

Teen Bible Games, Crafts, Lessons – Christian Games and Crafts

Creative Teen Bible Games, Teen Bible Crafts, Teen Bible Lessons and more!


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School Craft Fair

What Is A School Craft Fair?

A school craft fair is a craft show where students can showcase their crafts, typically to parents and relatives in a single event. School craft fairs are held on school grounds – in a sports hall, or outside. Parents and relatives visit the event and view arts and crafts at various stands. These events can be hosted by elementary, middle and high schools.


Why Do Schools Run Craft Fairs?

Schools run craft fairs for a variety of reasons. Firstly, and most importantly, it is a great way for students to gain recognition for their skills and talents. Also, it teaches students organisational skills, allows them to interact with their community, enhances their confidence, and allows the school to improve its profile locally. Additionally, school craft shows afford many schools an opportunity to fundraise by selling items to the attendees, holding raffles, simply asking for donations, and selling the crafts themselves – of course!


What Items Do Students Display At Craft Fairs?

Quite frankly, anything which is considered an art or craft could be displayed at a school craft fair. Of course, one of the primary determining factors is the age of the students. Elementary school students could showcase anything from painted rocks, bead creations, to Popsicle stick crafts. Middle and high school students may demonstrate much more refined and advances pieces – art, woodwork, jewellery, glasswork, knitting, embroidery etc. At all levels the aim of the activity is to have fun. If you are looking for school craft fair ideas, why not visit our Pinterest board.


What Resources Are Available For School Craft Fairs

If you are looking for ideas for your upcoming school craft fair, I find that Pinterest is undeniably the best website to visit. Why? Quite simply you can browse through thousands and thousands of ideas very quickly. Additionally Pins are invariably linked to the source website so you don’t have to trawl through search engine results. A picture really is worth a thousand words.


Are There Other Items I Can Sell?

Additionally there are numerous companies which offer personalised items for sale – perfect for school craft fairs. You can sell items such as hats, shirts, mugs, pens, and calendars with school logo’s. These services are really useful as they can provide a predictable return with little investment. Additionally, if you don’t sell out, many items can be held in storage until the next event.


Is There An Online School Craft Fair?

Yes. was recently launched for this very purpose. It is a place where schools can raise funds by selling crafts online. It operates just like any other school craft fair. You can create a store for your school and advertise them for sale. The site includes social media capabilities to make sharing your store with alumni very easy.

School Fundraiser

Hi Everyone. We invite you to host your own school fundraiser on

You can host your own school fundraiser by Registering on our site and creating your own online store. This store will allow you to sell your crafts and arts to fundraise for your school.

If you are looking for craft ideas for your first school fundraiser, why not visit our awesome Pinterest board.

Also, if you are keen to open a discussion on ideas why not leave a comment on our Ideas page.

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Tomah High School art students excel in state art exhibit

Tomah High School art students excel in state art exhibit

Another inspiring example of high school students making a name for themselves. Well done!

Elmhurst College High School Art Exhibition

Elmhurst College High School Art Exhibition.

If you happen to be in and around Chicago in January why not check out the Elmhurst College High School Art Exhibition. Hundreds of paintings, prints, videos, computer art and works in other media are on display during the exhibition, which begins on January 12 and runs through January 24.

Unique High School Fundraising Ideas

I’ve been searching the web for unique high school fundraisers, but many of them don’t appear to be very novel. This is why I have set up

This vision behind is very simple.

Selling arts and crafts online to raise money for your school.

We all know about etsy, ebay, amazon handmade etc. The craft movement has exploded. So, with so many creative and brilliant students in our schools, why not leverage your talents to raise funds for your own school. Don’t have a one day school craft fair, have a year-round online craft show. You’re making the crafts anyway if you have woodworking, pottery, ceramic or art activities in your school. You may even be throwing some of these creations out at the end of the year.