(Used to make geology maps?) Paper sculpture Use large sheets of paper and then a generic cardboard shape in between each sheet to add dimension. Could be easily assembled with glue does. Possible topographic map model?
Fingerprint poetry is a great way to start a poetry unit or the beginning of the year. High school or middle school students can really express their individuality. Could blow up a photocopy of the child's finger print and use the lines as guides.
A literary thumbprint: the books that have defined your life fill out your thumbprint. This artist, Cheryl Sorg, will take your thumbprint and 50 books that have influenced your life and create a "literary thumbprint" art piece.