Mini catapult... this could be something really fun to make for a lesson that is a collaboration with a history class. Students could make this one, then take what they learned to design a different one! This definitely promotes students' skills in analyzing, problem-solving, and collaboration with each other!
Illuminated Manuscript Letters. Elmers glue on black paper for outline. Chalk pastels aren't as vibrant on black once you've smeared them into the corners and sides (done several before), but vibrant Prisma colored pencils will work. The cool thing is the gold paint pen to make it look like a stained glass window. Very cool!