Let's face it, most of the things kids make are dear to us because they made them, but shell- and glitter-decorated popsicle stick sculptures may not be your favorite thing to display on the coffee table.
Beth, of Write, Mama, Write, and her son made these gorgeous, textural nature prints which anyone would be happy to display in their home or give as a gift. It's an activity that will get you both outside and tuned in to the beautiful bounty of nature. Your kitchen is also another good hunting ground for this project. You'll see above that they used sage and parsley as well as pinecone and fir needles.
Here's Beth's description of this easy process: It worked best for us to roll a ball, place the textural item on top of it and then mash it down with the flat bottom of the mug. It's totally doable for two- through 30-something-year-olds. Then, bake them up according to the Sculpey instructions. See Beth's own post and more photos here.
Sculpey should be easy to find locally or you can order it through their website where you'll also find over three hundred Sculpey project ideas.