If you notice in his pocket are Popsicle sticks. [I think he was whacking me with the measuring tape.]
I bought the sticks because I saw how creative Mom and Kiddo were with them.
He pretty much refused the planned activity - to create letters. They did however, become torpedos, missiles and other explosive devices. Good *clean* fun...once I enforced the rule that they have to go back into the zipper bag when he's finished playing.