Keepin' busy is the best way to exhaust a toddler.
I made him a rather large Paper Hat out of four different colored pieces of construction paper, (singing Yankee Doodle--the part with the feather in the hat and calling it macaroni...seemed appropriate).
Then I asked him to wear it. Stubborn boy would not, until, I started a fake cry, sniffle and pout..to which he reluctantly slapped it on his head...Hence, the scowl photo below.
Then he realized "hey, this isn't so bad!"
Ah, the many faces of my boy.