So I told my kids "Go get messy! Paint!" I put up a giant piece of paper on the fence, put a ton of different colored paint on a plate (one for each to avoid arguing) and gave them foam brushes. I thought this would be hours of fun for the kiddies. It last about 10 minutes give or take. I think they thought I was punishing them for something! "Go paint? Mom, it's hot out here." So they ended up in the pool. I guess neither one of my kids got the crafty gene.