Last month, Brayden had a "night of the arts," which is akin to "Reflections" (we have a PTO instead of a PTA).
The theme was treasures, and being a 5 year old boy, he naturally wanted to paint a picture of a treasure chest on a desert island.
He decided to make it a bit more interesting, though, by adding some texture. For the "gold," he used glitter. For the sand, he went to our sandbox and literally took sand. He applied some glue, then rubbed sand on the paper (yes, messy). I think it turned out cute and I plan to try to work more texture into our painting. It combines sensory with art. It was lots of fun!