One of the projects that we worked on before Parent Information Night (aka Back to School Night aka Open House) was "Just the Facts about..." Each student had his/her picture taken with a magnifying glass held near his/her eye. The pictures turned out awesome! The students loved seeing their faces magnified!
Then students wrote true facts about him/herself scattered around the picture. To complete this project, students mounted their paper and pictures on brown construction paper and cut aluminum foil to make it look like a clipboard. This didn't take very long and now the students can read about each other while we're in the hall (probably waiting on the restroom)! Here's a close-up of their work: