To distract my children, we finished paper making (no photos yet), oil painting, photography, parties, and gardening; We even put together the train tracks and got them to play with it. However, they got bored easily so I thought about a tent, but the weather is both good and bad so it is too much of a hassle put it up and down everyday. So, I put it in the living room instead – we have plenty of space and it is more child friendly space. They can also have nursery rhymes played when they are there and I can work in the office or the craft corner without worry because I can still keep an eye on them thanks to the wifi camera.
Another advantage to having the tent inside is they never get to be dirty nor get sunburned!