First graders loved "drawing with scissors", a la Matisse, using rectangles of black and white paper on top of paper they painted with color blocks in their prior art class. They had to glue both the insides and outsides (positive and negative shapes) onto their painted paper. They were really into it!
If you look close up at the white paper, you'll notice the cool dotted texture. It's actually Braille paper! It seems that some state test papers were delivered to our school last year in Braille. We have just one blind student, an elementary student, in a school of about 600 kids K-12, so why a pile of high school tests were delivered in Braille is anyone's guess. Somebody made a big boo-boo! Anyhow, rather than discard the mistaken tests, they were given to the high school art teacher, who in turn gave some to me. I've got tons, so if you have any great ideas how to use it (yes, I've already thought of texture rubbings), let me know!