After a few days of begging I got out the paints. They had a collection of rocks ready to be painted. It took them about 10 minutes to paint all of the rocks they had collected so they moved on to other rocks in the yard.
I guess they got bored with that because Magnus started painting flowers pretending to be a fairy and Thisbe started painting the tree.
With Bron asleep, I enjoyed the hour or so of a quiet house.