I have found the secret to entertaining a live-wired, mischievous toddler.  It's called a busy board.  And you can make it yourself.  Or like me, have your much-more-skilled hubby craft one.  Bravo hubby!

The inspiration came from the mecca of all inspirational ideas, Pinterest.  

Here's a link to the site.

 One trip to the hardware store an you'll be on your way to the perfect distraction for your little one.

CAUTION: they WILL become proficient at unlocking doors and using door handles.  If you have a 'runner' you may want to consider other gadgets for your board.