Fun art project with the kids! Easy abstract painting that anyone can do! Just blob the paint on the canvas in random spots and blend! (would be interesting how students could make different pictures w/ the same colors and same blob positions)
The children in art class experience what it's like to draw with their feet and mouths (and elbows! This is not only a fun, action art experience, but it gives them a new appreciation and gratefulness for their hands.
Pendulum Painting - Martha Stewart Kids' Crafts Good way to teach air resistance and and Newton's Laws. have students summarize the effect of forces on their product and then they have a piece of art work to take home!
painting like Michelangelo. Instead of just having sketching time- discover and study Michelangelo, how he hanged upside down while painting. This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.