Trying to find a common bond with your child? Do you scrapbook? Make Cards? Then why not get the kids in on it.
Everytime I go to the craft store or dollar store I let my 6 year old son pick out a pack of paper or stickers. I have been doing this for about 2 years now and he really enjoys it! Also, I take out my best scraps and unused stickers to give to him. He has his "own" 4' of space in my scrap room. Recently, I "won" a 12x12 album at a raffle and this has become his for his completed work.
Nver underestimate what some paper, scraps and stickers can do! I have had some of the best times because (as he says) "I let him into my world."