I was working on a little project the other day during Sweet Girl's rest time (no naps for her anymore) and she decided she was done with rest time and was ready to help me. I gave her some fabric scraps, a glue stick and a piece of paper and she made her own picture frame. It was a completely self-directed activity and she worked on it all her own.
(Her self portrait)
Isn't it amazing what kids can do when they are left to explore and play by themselves!