Last time I was home at my parents' house, we went to the Children's Museum, where I picked up some of these watersoluble face paint crayons. Though they are actually designed for this purpose they work great and wash off easily. The Museum has been using them forever (I used to work there). I broke them out yesterday when we needed a minute of calm and let the kids go at it. They were a bit timid at first, and Gabrielle was definitely far more interested than Makili, but both of them had a great time and it was fun to watch the little Indians run around all morning. This is an AWESOME activity for kids and I intend to do a lot more of this! The crayons aren't cheap, but they last a good while. And just in case you buy some, they need to be dipped in water before they will work.