I spend most of my time interacting with my 2.5 y/o, but I work at home and there are times when she just has to play by herself. I have absolutely no babysitter/family/childcare options so I give my extremely clingy DD activities she can do by herself while I work. Lately, she is tired of the usual activities. Can I get some good ideas and recommendations? She is at about a 4 y/o level (why I didn't put this in the toddler section) and can have very small objects and messy things. She is tidy and does not put things into her mouth. She does not like to play with toys. She especially likes letters and reading activities and will usually prefer those over other things but I can't find many that she can do without help.
Here are the things she does already:
-stringing beads or old buttons on a string with blunted needle
-"school" activities such as tracing, letter matching
-playing with dishes in sink
-a video on those rare "not going to do anything else you suggest" days
-playing Starfall.com on iPhone
-paper dolls (maybe I can download some more to spice it up)
-collage with glue
-pouring glitter out of a salt shaker onto a tray (pour glitter back into jar and repeat)
Thanks so much for the help!