Today I was working on a new appliqued shirt, and Laura wanted to help. When she was younger, she was easily bought off with a piece of fabric and a needle; she would "sew" in that manner for a good 30 minutes. Recently we progressed to actual thread in the needle, and she would just pull it in and out of the fabric. Today however, she would not be placated with any of those options. She wanted to sew something onto fabric, preferably the shirt I was working on. I was able to convince her to sew with a piece of fabric of her own, so I cut out a little flower from one of my scraps, gave her the threaded needle, and told her to have fun.
She came to me a few times needing me to re-thread the needle (can't wait for her to be able to do that on her own!) but other than that I didn't hear anything from her for about 20 minutes. When she came back, this is what she had created.