Prompted by the Continuing tips for a three year old offered by ScorpioGirl:
I’m not sure what age I was but I think (Mum can correct me) the pinnacle of my childhood career, in this area, was painting a radiator with nail polish. This was no ordinary radiator either, it was an old style one with a grill-like front (lots of tiny slots into which to push a small, nail polish sized, brush). If memory serves me right I used several bottles of nail polish (again Mum can correct here), and I was justifiably proud of my achievement.
Strangely though, I don’t remember what my punishment was… one to ask Mum at the weekend.