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Homemade pet jelly fish. that's about the neatest thing EVER. I did this with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class. Told them to bring in a bottle and a bag. Some of the kids brought it in and the rest of the kids thought it was dumb. After we did this project, the kids who thought it was dumb, didn't think so anymore. Kids who made them, named them and love them at home now.
Color-Changing Umbrella: The collapsible Color-Changing Umbrella transforms into a walking piece of art when used in the rain. The designers incorporated unique color-changing technology, so the splatter pattern on the Color-Changing Umbrella's exterior changes from white to bright shades of green, yellow, blue, pink, and orange when wet. As it dries, the umbrella's pattern returns to white.
if you'd like to decorate plain dishes with pen i recommend using pebeo porcelaine paint pens, after you've finished your work place the piece in room temp over and let it warm up with the oven, bake 30 min on max. temperature. painted and baked pieces are dishwasher safe!