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.
Love this idea for a self-esteem craft. Many of the girls in my troop have self-esteem issues. I love this idea of doing the out-line on canvas and having the girls paint it to take home to remind themselves that they ARE beautiful.