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Sometimes kids want to paint outside their books, on wood like mum does. You can get lots of cheap wood pieces in bargain art and craft stores, and if you make your own wood pieces, they are often happy with the scrap or not quite right box! They will do badges and brooches, door hangers, plaques, and placemats. Placemats are a real winner around here! Be sure to teach them good habits from the start...sand seal, base coat and sand again!