William Clark , Sep 21, 2008; 11:57 a.m.
That is terrific thinking how to use different chemicals to develop film.
Here is another idea for film developing:
What about printing? Do you have the opportunity to use a darkroom? Lots of different things can be done. Take a peek at the different toners to change the color of black & white papers.
Hope this helps you.
Nice to see your interest in photography!