Our inspiration for this art activity was the Sistine Chapel, which was painted by Michelangelo from 1508-1512. We gave the children tempra paints of various colors and let them paint several extra ceiling tiles that we had. After the paint was dry we installed the painted tiles on the ceiling of our classroom.
That's right people. We painted our ceiling. I think you would have a hard time finding any other preschool classroom with a kid painted ceiling.