FunMats – A great way to raise funds for your school and giveaway

October 11, 2011

I was recently offered a chance to review FunMats, which I think is a great and simple idea. Basically it is a fund-raising art project where your child draws a picture and this is used to create a choice of gifts. There is a wide range of gifts to choose from, coasters, place mats, shopping bags and glass chopping boards. You gain a unique item which you can keep for yourself to treasure or give to doting grandparents. If you are anything like me you will have lots of your drawings done by your child all over your fridge or stuffed into plastic bags to keep for years to come, this is a great way to keep them forever.

As well as being a great gift, FunMats are a great way to raise money for your school. Schools are always on the look out for new fund-raising ideas but finding one that parents like can be really hard work. With Christmas coming this is a good way to raise funds and create unique gifts at the same time. Your school’s PTA may well be interested in this idea. The art project can easily be slotted into the school curriculum avoiding disruption to the school day.

The way it works is simple, the children create a drawing and the parents get an option to order one or more items featuring this drawing. No minimum order is needed and there is no obligation to buy. The parents then send in the money for the order and the order is sent to the company.  Every sale makes a profit for the school, it works like this: The one ordered makes  £1.25 for the school. Obviously the amount raised overall will depend on how many children are in the school and how many participate.  The best time to run the project is in September or October to enable products to be ordered for Christmas.

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Now I said I was offered one of these products to review but unfortunately I never got a chance. First my son was ill and then he decided he couldn’t draw and wasn’t going to try. This is a shame as I would really have loved one of these products to have and keep. My loss is your gain however, as the company very kindly said that they would offer the chance for one of my readers to have one of their children’s drawings made into one of these products.  I must admit I am jealous as I had my eyes on the glass chopping board for the kitchen.

So how do you enter? Just comment on my blog saying which of the products from you would like to turn your child’s drawing into and what they would draw. For an extra entry you can comment on another post on my blog and come back and make another comment and let me know where you commented.

Competition is now closed

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39 responses to “FunMats – A great way to raise funds for your school and giveaway”

  1. clairew137 says:

    I would have my son’s drawing turned into a Placemat. My son would draw a super scary monster.

  2. I’d love to have one of my little boy’s pictures as placemats. We have a lovely new dining table and they would be great to go on there.

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  4. Nancy Bradford says:

    I’d love the placemat of my daughter’s drawing (seems popular) as well.

  5. maisietoo says:

    My daughter is only 3 so it would be a monster scribble! I’d turn it into a message pad.

  6. I’d have my son’s turned into a place mat for him to use at every meal.

  7. cathyjam says:

    i have left a comment on Lee Stafford Argan Oil Range Review

    I cant decide on a chopping board or a mug


  8. lorraine polley says:

    i would like my only grandsons little scribble pictures from playschool turned into a glass kitchen board. hes, only 2 so none of the pictures resemble anything yet!!!

  9. cheryl lovell says:

    coasters would be fab!

  10. Caroline French says:

    Definitely a glass kitchen board. A friend has one and i think they are fab and so special! It would make me smile every day to look down and see their drawings everytime i cook! x

  11. vicky says:

    i would turn my daughters drawing into a placemat and she would like to draw a picture of her,mummy and daddy so she can look at us all while she has food she is 5

  12. kasia says:

    Doormat – just 20 months old scribbles for now 🙂

  13. Rachael G says:

    I love the message pad with the sticky notes! I’d get my daughter to draw a picture of herself, as I love how she draws people at the moment!

  14. Tracy Gladman says:

    I Would love the chopping board. I think my daughter would draw a picture of the family.

  15. Solange says:

    I would have my daughter’s drawing turned into a placemat. She would draw a princess.

  16. Lindy Hamilton says:

    I would love to turn Maxx’s drawing of our family into a kitchen board. This looks fantastic!!

  17. Would love Grace’s drawing of her cat (that’s all she draws at the moment) turned into the Art Print 🙂

  18. Tina Holmes says:

    The chopping board, ive been lucky to get a coaster made up already!! Fab company!

  19. valerie mccarthy says:

    My 3 year old daughter loves drawing and colouring. I have put her scribble art in frames in her room. Her scribble art has improved to drawing people and other things. I save some of her art in little notebooks too. lol. She would absolutely love to do this. What a great idea!

  20. Karen says:

    My yd would probably draw a rainbow. I think they would perfect on placemats

  21. lorna anderson says:

    a placemat

  22. Karen A Barrett says:

    The Message Pad is lovely, the children would probably draw our bunnies!

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  24. katherine grieve says:

    I would LOVE a glass kitchen board of my daughters drawing of her family. What a fab idea!

  25. sue willshee says:

    I’d love to turn one of Piper’s drawings into a canvas bag so I could take it with me when I go shopping. Piper loves to draw the family and gives everyone big smily faces so this bag would make me smile everytime I was packing my shopping into it 🙂 @piperanddaisy

  26. Hayley Todd says:

    I would love to turn one of my little princesses drawings into a mouse mat so I could see it everytime I used the computer. She loves animals and is always drawing pictures of her with animals, last week she drew a gorgeous little picture of her in the jungle with a tiger and that would be gorgeous on a mouse mat.

  27. Margaret says:

    I would love to turn one of my daughter’s drawings into a glass kitchen board – what could be nicer to look at while cooking than something created by your child?! Knowing my daughter she would probably draw Spiderman 🙂

  28. Janine Atkin says:

    i would turn my childs drawing into a mousemat and he would draw a picture of himself so i can always see his beautiful face!

  29. janice taylor says:

    My grandson loves drawing and I would be happy to see his design on anything.

  30. Jennifer Dyson says:

    I would turn my sons drawing into the Glass Kitchen Board so that we can cherish it close whilst baking cakes for Daddy!

  31. i think the chopping board is cool

  32. Joanna Sawka says:

    I think a glass kitchen board 🙂

  33. Claire says:

    A Placemat of my sons art be fab what a cool idea

  34. Rebecca Denyer says:

    My son had drawn an amazing picture of a dinosaur that would look great as a mousemat, i spend a lot of time at my pc so would be lovely to have a nice reminder of him while im working x

  35. Becky Downey says:

    A Canvas Bag and we’d all get CARRIED AWAY! My son did a great drawing of a fish, so it may get BATTERED a bit but not BETTERED!

  36. Sarah Parker says:

    My daughter loves drawing – she is really good at tigers 🙂

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