I have a workshop in my home where I teach card making and scrapbook skills. These classes are made up of women and sometimes a man or two of all ages. They can become very talkative and believe me, eight to ten women talking at the same time can get distracting.
Having been a teacher for years before I retired, I found that on days when the students were rather excited and talkative, a way to get them quiet so you could get them back on task, was to get them a project coloring or cutting. Guess what, it works for all ages. Recently I found out another way, let someone drop a small framelit on the floor. Having brown tweed carpeting makes it a challenge to find. Have you ever seen five or six women crawling around the floor with the flash lights on their phones trying to find something smaller than a dime? Of course they have to find it, they dropped it and they need it for their projects. Yep, they all get quiet, even those that are watching.
This has happened several times in class and I was at wits end trying to find a solution in order to save time. After all, I do not want to be making breakfast for all of them the next morning!
In auto shop when working on cars, they have magnetic bowls where they place the screws and bolts in when they remove them. Neat idea. These little bowls come in different sizes. Now, I figured if they worked for nuts and bolts, they would work in my workshop for framelits. I keep one on the workstation for the Big Shots and one on our work table. I can put the framelit or thinlit that we are using in the bowl for them to take to the Big Shot Station. Then, as they are used they put them in the empty magnetic bowl. This has saved a lot of my dies as well as time.
You can purchase these at an auto parts store or if there is a Harbor Freight close to you they carry several sizes and are about half the price as they are in an auto part store.
This discovery has helped save many of Framelits from being stepped on and ruined.