Carve out a simple shape on a piece of potato, and give it to your child to use as a stamp for painting.
To keep your kid busy, let them paint the garden fence...using only water!
It turns out there is actually a way to stop them covering everything in ice cream — cut a hole through a paper plate and pass the cone (or popsicle stick) right through it.
This is a great trick for keeping your child cool in the summer heat. Make a necklace out of pieces of sponge and periodically make the pieces wet and hang it around their neck.
A great way to stop your children from getting bored during a long journey is to give them reusable stickers which can be easily removed from glass.
A child can be kept occupied for hours with drawing. A great way to facilitate this is to tape down some clear plastic sheets on the floor to give them a large canvas. Just remember to make sure they know where they can draw and where they can’t!
To make it easier for your kids to eat watermelon, and to make sure they don’t need a wash afterwards, slice it like this.
You can always ask your child to help you do your workout. That way they’ll be kept busy, but they will also fulfill a useful role at the same time.
A great alternative for a drawing activity is to mix some brightly colored chalk with water, give your kid a brush, and let them draw on the sidewalk with it.
An ordinary palette can often overflow when kids are around. So why not give your budding artist an ice cube tray to mix their paints in?
When it comes to bath time, a laundry basket is a great substitute for a tub.
Draw a town map on the sidewalk which shows your home, the school, and the houses of your friends and relatives. A task like this can occupy your child for hours on end.
This special shower cap protects a baby’s eyes from shampoo and water. To turn a coffee cup lid into a drip catcher, push the popsicle stick through the spout of an upside-down plastic lid.