Fall trees with newsprint trunks. Maybe have kids look up images of trees on computers and discuss how they would change the art project to fit the season. ie What would the bare branches look like in art
You begin with a very abstract watercolor and after it has dried you go back with India ink and a bamboo skewer (? did she mean bamboo brush - not sure how you would paint with a skewer) and create flowers.
Art Projects for Kids: Snowflake Art Trading Cards. Punched snowflakes glued to painted watercolor paper. Love these - even little kids could do a series of these in diff winter/Christmas themes, and could gift them to mum and dad as gift tags:)
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!