If you need extra time to make supper and the kids are driving you to wits end...
make play dough
almost a week later and any time they sit down to play they are quiet for a half hour at least with minimal fighting! It is like magic!
I'd share the recipe but I don't really remember the details. I had to make a number of adjustments based on supplies I had on hand... and the result is a bit more crumbly than I like so we'll probably make new play dough with a proper recipe again in a week or two.
And a note... getting the sensory table has been one of the best investments we've made for it is many uses, saves on messes and the kids love it!