Then we must occupy the little ones with something else. I remember doing these "perler beads" when I was a child. Watching my kids do them brings a sense of nostaglia. Although, Mason has become quite the climber, making projects like this a wee bit challenging. He wants to be a part of everything, but at 16 months, he's more gusto than constructive.
The only drawback, is the end result is NOT as yummy as Snickerdoodles (my cookie of choice for today).