So, one thing we did that was awesome and fun was we made Craft Stick Bugs. You just take a craft stick and have your child color it (we used markers). Then you wrap pipe cleaners around it for the legs and glue on googly (googley?) eyes. Ta-da! You have just made a bug. Here's a pic of our bugs:
She's wearing antennae and therefore we called her "Autumn Bug" for the rest of the day which she, of course, loved :) If I did this activity again, I would also glue on antennae to the bugs.
For our activity flop, I tried to mix food coloring and water in a spray bottle & then spray a white pillowcase. The food coloring did dye the water, but it was barely noticeable once we sprayed it on the pillowcase. I get I need to figure out another way to put paint in a sprayable format (Maybe tempera paint mixed with water??). So instead we just carefully dripped the food coloring onto the pillowcase. We still had fun so it's not exactly a flop, but still.
Now, go have some fun with your child!!