A great idea to help students appreciate individual differences and how unique we all are! Simply give each of your students a puzzle piece to decorate (making sure the edges remain intact for re-assembling) and then talk about how despite the fact they're all different, each of the pieces makes the puzzle complete.
Working on black paper, they outlined their pictures using Elmers Glue. When the glue dried it had a raised, shiny, black texture. The children colored their pictures with colored chalk pastels and were instructed to give their background a patterned design.