Painting on foil--add dish soap to paint to help it stick. This would be a new idea in my classroom. I would embellish the project by having my students take portions of the foil and engrave designs on them, or rub textures onto the surface. That would make something interesting. Perhaps there is a Christmas project in there somewhere.
this was the hit of father's day. the link for instructions is posted next to this pin on the same board. I used 3/8" x 3' square dowels instead of the bamboo plant sticks. The bamboo did not work very well. My mother (89 years) and one of my grandsons (3 years) loved playing it. Have fun!