Here, my friends, lies the secret to distracting a toddler - homemade Freckles. It's a winner two times over - the making and the eating. But you've all done this one before, haven't you.
Melt some chocolate. There's no science to this, if you melt more chocolate you get more freckles. Feel free to use some expensive couverture chocolate if your toddler appreciates the finer things in life.
Spoon the melted chocolate on a tray lined with baking paper. If you're brave, let the toddler do it. If you're a little more on the anal side, let the toddler watch and then start on the next step while you keep dolloping chocolate on the tray.
Toddler's turn. Let them loose with a spoon and a little bowl of sprinkles. They can sprinkle until their heart's content.
Leave them on the tray to set - or put them in the fridge if the
Eat and enjoy the peace, or use for bribes as required, whatever you need to get you through the day.