We are taking a cruise in February thanks to completing an IPCOT (In Place Current Overseas Tour) and the Army flying us home to FL for a visit (we live in AK, and have only visited once in 3.5 yrs due to how expensive it is). I'm goober level excited about going on a Disney Cruise, but I didn't realize how excited my kids were until I let them have blank paper and water colors. The biggest was off doing her own craft, but all three little kids (ages 9 9, and 6) painted cruise scenes. Two painted their version of the ship, and one painted her version of a tropical beach! It was through art that my kids expressed their excitement over our upcoming cruise.
Lesson: you don't need to be little Miss crafty pants for children to enjoy art. A plain paper and watercolor paints will do just fine.