I had a empty paper towel holder and it reminded me when I was a child and got to draw on it and make it into something amazing. I thought I would do the same with LM. We colored it and put stickers all over it. His favorite part was filling it with dry beans. He concentrated so hard on this part. He even loved finding all the beans he dropped on the floor when it was time to clean. Now he gets to rock out with it anytime he wants. Maybe you should think of a craft you loved as a child and give it a whirl with your child, I bet it will turn out that you loved it for the same reason your child will.