This is insanely clever and I imagine loads of fun! Who does not like popping bubble wrap first off, and then add paint = deal! - Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting - make some bubble wrap "boots" then dip in paint and stomp around to create art!
Cole can paint pine ones for Xmas tree ornaments! Scissors and Spice: Scissors Craft: Pinecone Decoration Ideas for Christmas. And how to use up your pine cones and entertain kids at the same time - kids love paint!
Put rice in 5 different solo cups then you can make the that way as well also our kids had fun with putting them back in 10 min every day my two older ones separated the rice and they glued it to page (Bottle Bag Sensory Play)