We had some friends over and decided to do our art project with them. Each kid tore red and white paper and then glued them into candy cane shapes. We did this while my husband was making lunch (it was a snow day)
aaaaaand here they are!
Just something simple and fun and stress free to break up the break. Another option would be to do finger prints in lieu of torn paper. We had 6 kids here so I stayed away from the paint, but you totally could use paint!