i was making such a dish. my little guy running around my house, already a bit rabid, because i was so busy preparing this dish that i hadn't prolly so much as looked at him in half an hour. i stopped and had an "aha moment". grabbed a bag of grapes(washed), some kitchen twine (you could use embroidery thread, dental floss or double up some bakers twine) and a very large embroidery needle. i sat Loji down and started beading grapes on necklaces to give the kids at the potluck we were going to. he was so stoked!
just knot one end, string a few on and they will be begging to take over. it's a win win. he sat down, had a pre-game snack (i dared him not to eat one...he ate half of the entire bag), got a bit artsy, stopped bugging me to please, oh please sword fight him, i got to continue with my pintrest fail in the kitchen, and the kids at the soiree whom he gave them to....wowzers. i believe Loji was engaged to at least 4 of the little girls there by the end of the evening. just make sure they are long enough to fit over their heads easily.
the only downfall, is that they will love them so very much that they will not leave you alone once they are through with theirs, because they will want another. and another. warn them that everyone gets one or make more.