The other day my kids were being wild and crazy. We had 30 minutes until lunchtime and I was about at my wits end with them. I realized that they were being a hand full not because they're naughty, but because they were bored. I put on some music, grabbed some finger paints, and their moods (and mine) improved immensely!
Putting my 2-year-old in his highchair and taping the paper down to the tray helped contain the mess.