Inspired by Maya's stone dolls, we took on a similar project at Grandma's house over the weekend. Leif spent most of his time concentrating on completely covering each stone - not what I had in mind, but he enjoyed it.
During a lull in the activity I quickly painted up a little penguin who has now become a treasured "friend". Leif looks out for this guy and loves putting him to bed. I had to draw the line when he wanted to take him into the tub. It's only tempera paint - we would have lost him.
Who says kids need fancy toys?