Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity. Each student decorates the square and includes their name. Nice way to decorate the bulletin boards in the beginning of the year!
Middle School - Students design a different font type for each letter of their name. They color the letters to reflect their personality and then cut out letters from bristol board and then turn into sculpture.
Make mixed media collages with newspaper as the background. Add details with colored construction paper, tissue paper, magazines. Fabric, buttons and other found items will add even more visual interest, texture and dimension.