All you need are white cups, sharpie oil based markers and to preheat the oven to 350 while the cups are inside for 30 minutes! Turn the oven off and leave the cups in the oven while it cools so it won't crack the mugs.
We need to rethink popsicle sticks as an awesome art material--the possibilities! Painted popsicle sticks :-) I think using them on mixed media paintings or on a surface pattern design are ways I'll explore.
Incorporate art into writing (poetry): Students can even pick a page from their favourite book as an inspiration. Book page poetry is really neat and a great way to show creativity with older kids. This is an interesting way to teach poetry.