When I went to school we didn't have a dedicated art room. Everything was done at our desk (boring) and in fact more than 'art' we studied 'history of art' which I didn't really appreciate then and it's not much useful to me now a part from hopelessly trying impress my children.
It's very hard to impress my children. Very tough audience.
Anyway, back to art... ah yes, so, when the boys' art teacher asks for my help (she's quite an amazing and creative and inspiring lady) I always say yes because it's great fun and I'm a great believer that it's good for the kids seeing their parents get involved in their education (a part from the homework nagging, that is...).
Plus the art room is fab.
The latest project (last year we did felting with the little ones) involved a gaggle (there's no better word) of 11yr old girls, a bunch of white t-shirts, elastic bands and fabric paint.
Some of them turned out absolutely fantastic!
I know because I went back this morning and rinsed them all off, it sounds like I'm such a teachers' pet... I actually did to satisfy my curiosity... (I now have blue/purple fingers by the way. Not pretty)
So if you want a really (messy) easy (messy) project (which can get quite messy) do it! I fully intend to buy the gear and get the boys to Pollock some fabric for me. Outside. Aways from the house.
You can get the stuff from Amazon, we used this one.