Popped Bubble Art: Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper. As the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. A great kids activity for those lazy summer afternoons
Indian Corn Craft - cut a basic corn shape out of white cardstock. The kids used pencil erasers to stamp brown, orange, and yellow paint to look like corn kernels. I think instead of using pencil erasers, they could use there finger prints instead.
Chinese history - A great tutorial for scratch your own Ming vases. scratch away the paint to reveal blue underneath. You could also do black and clay colors for Greek pottery or do different cultures such as Asia, Ancient Greece, etc.
Middle school art project: Teach six different artists. Each student traces their hand six times on an sheet of paper and dedicates a hand to each of the artists. Students can choose their favorite artist's style for the background.
(Found poem) - Altered book art project. A page taken from an old book, with certain words left uncovered by painting to create a found poetry style statement, then applied to a page in an old style type journal/ledger