How to keep a 1 year old busy -- cut a sheet of clear contact paper and tape it to the table STICKY SIDE UP. Give tot scraps of construction paper to stick to the contact paper. Great first craft and can be done independently with almost no mess!
Papercraft Skeleton, A Halloween Papecraft Project For Kids
Can do the same thing with a piece of fleece. With some clever, yet simple needle work, a little stuffing, and a pom-pom, you can take a simple knit/crochet square and turn it into a cute little bunny.