I love the idea and look of making collages with old newspapers and books, but the reality of it brings problems when trying to make consistent supplies for 150 students. Technology to the rescue with a scanner, printer and parchment paper.
Wrap some baker's twine or other string around a wooden block to create a graphic textured stamp. -can also use rubber bands- Stamp on inside of paper bags from grocery store or paper that comes in mailed packages, use as wrapping paper.
Mary & Patch: My creative space Great tutorial on fabric sun prints. Have tried sun prints on paper with great success. Would be fun to experiment with colours on fabric. What to do with fabric square after?