Easy and fun.Velcro + popsicle sticks make for great quiet time or restaurant activity. Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again. I found velcro dots at my local dollar store.
Even in a tiny house - there's room for something like this - DIY Children Stove with Oven – Ikea Hack. Link is in a foreign language, but the picture shows it well. Cheap end table turned into toy stove. I would have loved this as a kid!