Create a shooting star (without the dowel rod, otherwise it's too similar to a wand). Attach part of a toilet paper tube on the back for the child to hold on while they wave the shooting star. Add tissue paper streamers and/or ribbon, and lots of sparkle!
Mosaic Lizard: These bright lizard pictures look great pinned on the kitchen fridge. And they are so straightforward to produce that with a little preparation toddlers and preschoolers will have no trouble with this activity. A great project for a "Letter L" theme in the classroom - or a quick and easy activity to entertain your little artist.
Use with Eric Carle's The Mixed Up Chameleon. Bleeding art tissue paper cut into squares, paint the paper with water and lay the squares in single layers overlapping. Peel off the squares when it dries.