She took the wire out of the polystyrene; broke up the egg box and threaded the plastic tube on the wire. I left her to it and went on sorting out the contents of the utility room cupboard which by now were strewn everywhere. Ten minutes later, C walks in saying "Your birthday Nannny, here's a present for you. A bracelet". Her creativity took me completely by surprise and I went along with it. She choose some buttons and pony beads to add to the glowstick plastic things and played for at least an hour; making bracelets and necklaces.
She then moved onto other birthday-related projects (she LOVES playing birthdays), her last creation being a "birthday cake" - in which the wire found itself back into the polystyrene, just where we began.