I'm sick with the flu, so I'm trying to keep Evie entertained with as little effort as possible. While painting may not be every parent's first choice in this situation, Evie is really good in keeping the mess confined to her table, especially when she gets to paint while watching Winnie the Pooh. It's one of her favorite activities, so it kept her entertained for a while. It's also an activity she can easily do on her own. And after she finished painting, I just put her in the tub, turned the shower on, and let her play in the water while the paint washed away. Two fun activities for Evie, little energy required by me.