My daughter loves to paint. My son does some, but truly she is the one who engages in it more. Today I found a way for them both to be engaged. I got out a large sheet of butcher paper and some paint and let them create. I think because it was such a large sheet of paper, and something different, they both really got into it and painted for a good half hour or more! Just reminded me that changing something slightly, like the size of the paper, is really fun for kids.