One way to wile away the school holidays! Pop on a painted face and they amuse themselves for a good while, especially if one is a cat and one is a dog and they chase each other as nature intended. I've found Snazaroo paints very good (made to cosmetic grade), and there are plenty of face-painting books at the library. It's easier than it looks, and it's fun too. Audrey sits still but not for too long so I keep the face simple. Lucy is a little more patient and likes a more detailed face. Once you've done a few faces and know a few techniques you can easily make your own up.