Here is a fun lesson from Tina Grimes. Her students painted everyday
objects (a representation of the art room/school "culture") and
assembled them into 3-D paintings with bold color and pattern. Clayton
Pond 3-D wood paintings served as inspiration. You could also take a
"visual pun approach" to this lesson idea.
Kids might have fun embellishing them more with paint markers and/or
puffy paint (small squeeze bottles of acrylic paint).
Thanks for sharing Tina (name of you school will be added).