I love those mini magna-doodles you can take in the car with you or wherever! I usually buy them from the dollar store (they're usually $1.00 - $2.00) but I found one from Toys R Us for $9 that seems to hold together a lot longer, so that one is still holding strong! The best part? My 2 year old can draw his little heart out without drawing all over my walls or inside my car! Nothing beats stuff that saves you from cleaning!
You can read about the mini-magna sketch and other inexpensive toys on my blog, Crawl The Line, at http://crawl-the-line.blogspot.ca