Paint balloon using color schemes. Tie in with weaving or coiling for th basket. Paper mache a balloon, pop the balloon, add string and a basket for spring class crafts. Could go great as a bulletin board theme (Kid's Soaring to New Heights in Reading.
Trash to Treasure Art: DIY eco-friendly piggy banks made out of morton salt and baking powder containers. I wonder if I can alter this a bit and use a salt container or other cylindrical container as a tissue dispenser.