My sister had the most brilliant idea for my kids for Christmas. She got these tackle boxes and filled them with pom-poms, stickers, buttons, Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and other goodies to make art boxes for each of them. My kids have been carrying their art boxes around the house ALL week and making some pretty unique art pictures.
It has literally left them with HOURS of fun and me with occupied children for long enough to get just about anything done around the house!
Now, if I could just get all the sequence and eyeballs vacuumed up off the floor in every room of the house at the same time we'd be in business=)