Need a quick distraction? Nothing fancy, but lots of fun. You can easily give your kid a new perspective on the world by fashioning a colored viewer. For other quick ideas visit my Indoor Activities for Kids list (which I need to update!). First published 3/4/09.
I’m sure that you have spare colored cellophane hanging around your house, right? Okay, maybe you aren’t as obsessed with art materials as I am but just in case…. attach some cellophane to a couple of toilet rolls with a rubber band and you have instant entertainment.