Well, Matt was supposed to get home from his latest trip at 4:00 p.m. Caleb was told that when he woke up from his nap, it would be time for Daddy to get home....so what do you do when Matt calls and says they've hit major traffic and it's looking for like 6:00 p.m.??? You do a craft!
I cut some paper off of our butcher roll, grabbed the water colors, spread the paper down on the kitchen floor using 4 cups to hold it down, and told Caleb to go to town! The boy painted...and painted...and painted! He painted different "scenes" and had detailed explanations of each one. He had the best time and thanked me over and over again for letting him paint.
The best part? Clean up is a cinch...just use a wet rag to wipe up any water colors on the floor! Thank you, Crayola!!