For the record, we did some painting and animation stuff with Scratch yesterday. Maybe we'll come up with an interactive xmas card by xmas. Maybe with something else. I'll try to sneak in as much programming as possible.
Yesterday it was just a simple sequence of "repeat forever: wait 1 second, next costume". In scratch the different animation frames for the sprites are called costumes. Why on earth?
In general, I'm still quite impressed by Scratch. I'm sure we'll be spending countless hours hacking on it. The downside is that you don't learn typing with it, because you can just drag and drop stuff around. So, we'll keep up our other activies too. Learn typing on the command-line and geometry and math in Turtle Roy.