If you enjoy children, it's easy to build up a treasure chest of raw materials for them to make things with. The treasure chest can be anything from a big box to an extra closet. If you purchase items, try to buy things that help children create.
SOME THINGS WORTH SAVING
cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels
remnants of cloth, lace, braid, etc.
old nylon stockings
scraps of wood, tile, linoleum, carpet, etc.
pieces of candles
boxes of all kinds