If it's possible to spray paint and use scissors, you will be a pro.'' You may skip this step should youn't mind a hard furry stool! Whenever the little ones continue to be a bit too, well, little, stools will be their finest friends.
Bottle Bank via Martha Stewart: transform a used plastic bottle into a cute piggy bank. Could use same idea to made little containers for kids to store their collections too (use bottle with wider opening and don't make slot)