Sprinkles...little things that make life sweeter!
Quick Kit Art Caddy
It's just what it sounds like...throw a bunch of art supplies in a little caddy (ours is an old play doh thingy) and have it on hand to keep the kids busy while you are cooking dinner, doing homework with an older sibling, making the grocery list, checking e-mail, trying to have at least a 5 minute phone conversation, etc.
Here's what is in ours:
pad of paper
scraps of construction paper
last weeks oreo...kidding, kinda.
When in doubt, just throw it in there.
They will make something amazing, but most importantly give you 10 minutes to breathe.