One of the projects that we did was to make fake California Roll sushi. We put rolled up colored copy papers inside a cardboard tube and then rolled the outer tube into a piece of green construction paper coated in Elmer's white glue. We cut the tube into slices. We tore up Kleenex and stuffed it into the slices as a filler that would look like rice.
This set we glued into a box another set I wrapped in clear packing tape and let kids practice picking the pieces up with chopsticks for a fine motor activity.