This morning DD 2.5 is having a blast using her scissors to snip open about twenty packets of dollar store koolaid into a giant plastic lid. Cost: $1. I was going to use the koolaid to dye scarves with but this is more rewarding. She says she is making a "Christmas."
Water play is always a hit, as are watercolors. have a big palete of cake watercolors that she uses, and also mix tub water colors in old baby food jars for wet-on-wet which is particularly gratifying for toddlers. She paints on anything - sticks we brought into the house, scrap papers.
She helps me with all the house chores, and I agree with a pp that this seems to satisfy her more than anything.
Do you know anyone who could come to your house for a playdate or pick you up? Your siggy says you are born again . Do you have a church or group you are affliated with? I remember in high school, in our church, lots of people gave others rides and no one seemed to mind. Even now, among my mostly-non-religious friends no one minds giving me an occasional ride some place. We just take the carseat out of the car at the beginning of the week so that I have it. I am also able to take the bus and walk places but it sounds like it is not the case for you?