Here is another idea (again generated from Lynda.com training). In this example, one draws a simple shape in Actionscript (and colors it). Examine the linked working example. The copy button allows one to place another copy of the shape on the stage (and rotate it a bit for an interesting effect). Click on the copy button multiple times to see the results. I hope to cover many of these sorts of examples in the CMWEB 25 class in the spring 2010 semester.