I think of the freeform magnatab (an amazon Christmas deal) as a 3D art experience for my son or an interactive sculpture. It may not be messy or involve fun paints, but he loves to sit down with it and use the stylus to pull the magnet beads up and into the board. The other day he sat down with it and meticulously, one by one, row by row, filled every hole on the board. He likes to run his fingers across the board and to release the beads afterward. I was amazed by his patience. He’s barely three. It’s also a good way to occupy him in waiting rooms!