Have you ever played around with paper mache? My mom would let us do this fun art project at home, it is easy to do and though a little on the messy side very cheap to produce. We would use the flour, water and newspaper method, usually using a balloon for shape. My technique has changed a little bit, and I still think it is a lot of fun.
For recipes check out The Ultimate Paper Mache. I like the one that uses glue. A lot of good information on this blog.
Brisbane Kids show how to make a piggy bank.
Bowls by The Long Thread.
Mamie Janes has some nice Christmas decorating ideas.
These colorful chickens by Krokotat use cereal boxes as a base.
A wonderful deer head from Imperfectly Imaginable.
Hopefully I has stirred a few creative juices today.