This is a neat idea
I like the lost and found surface idea
this IS art thinking
Good going Maggie how wonderful to make something from what others
> Today I started a watercolor monotype with my 35 8th graders. Since I
> don't want to hear "what do I do?" I gave them random 2 inch squares from
> upholstery samples and had them incorporate that into a design of their
> chosing. One kid used a big, bushy-looking flower as a squirrel's tail.
> Maybe you could do that?
> I've also had kids use wallpaper as a sorta lost-and-found surface for
> painting. Gesso most of the surface of the wallpaper sample, thinning it
> out in spots so you can see the original design. Paint on the gesso
> surface, again incorporating design.
> Otherwise, collage--and I guess altered books?