Made these toys yesterday, following the idea at Verdant Bents here.
Six little men, six little cups, a six-color non-toxic paint pot set.
Of course accompanied by my (now rather beat up) canteen.
The kidlet immediately knew what to do with them, sorted them by color nicely. She's not big enough to play with them unaccompanied (small men and toddler mouths...), but this was easy and fun!