We have had quite a few "craft times", which are a big hit. They seem to work well when a situation is quickly deteriorating as a redirection. Bath time is always a hit, as is brushing out your sister's hair.
Family Fun had featured these pretzel snowmen in their December issue and Chicka had been asking to make them for over a month. I finally figured out that she really did want to make them, so we gathered the supplies and began our project. The girls had a blast and we all enjoyed eating them!