I love having Kindergarten students discover texture. In past years I have given them a ball of white model magic and they have impressed it on the bottom of a shoe to create a disk. After they water colored them or colored with markers, I glued a heavy strength magnet on the back to create a refrigerator magnet. Last year I grabbed the low-fire clay during one class when they completed a clay project more quickly that expected and created the magnets that way. They were a bit heavy for the magnets so I made a mental note to add a hole prior to the bisque firing this year to create necklaces. I had instructed students to bead a pattern but the color beads were too much for some students and they just beaded. I had handed out felt square for students to bead on. This really cut back on beads rolling off the tables and bouncing across the floor.
To finish the bisque, I had students color hard with all those end of the year broken crayons. A coat of black tempera colored everything and was washed off to create the batik effect. Bold coloring in the lighter colors creates a better finished project.