Kinders penguin collages. I saw this idea on Artsonia, a great place to get ideas! Notice that I used snowflake printed wrapping paper to cover the display board. This is an inexpensive way to add some pizazz to your displays.
Faith Ringgold Story Quilts by 2nd Grade. Students painted a place they would love to fly over and claim, like Cassie Lightfoot in the book Tar Beach. They added fabric borders and wrote a story around the edge. A digital photo of them flying was added to the sky. This was a first try project. It might be a keeper...
These metal masks with hanging beads and clay faces were the hit of the show. The clay faces were inspired by the artist Kimmy Cantrell. They were made by 5th grade.
Most of my displays are arranged by project so that I can hang a sign explaining them. However, I always hang the Young-Fives (AKA Developmental Kindergarten) art all together and add a sign that emphasizes "It's the PROCESS, not the PRODUCT!"
These Wild Things made by 1st graders also included a story they wrote by chosing adjectives from a list and filling in the blanks. This idea comes from Dryden Elementary School, another of my favorite Artsonia sites.