I don't think that we give kids enough credit. Look at this; a small cut-out from a magazine and those creative juices just a flow. What a wonderful project for any age child to do. Older students can start with a small clipping and younger ones can have a larger clipping; either way let them EXPLORE!
@ ang: Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with your child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up! wow this is such a good idea! if they mess with the bottle their time out time is longer. awesome idea! I like this better than a glass jar!