Grandmother's Treasure Chest

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
egg cartons
plastic bottles
pill bottles
inner tubes
cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels
remnants of cloth, lace, braid, etc.
rags
old nylon stockings
scraps of wood, tile, linoleum, carpet, etc.
corks
tin cans
pieces of candles
boxes of all kinds
corrugated paper
tissue paper and cleansing tissues
spools
buttons
sandpaper
nut shells
paper clips
old crayons
paper bags
newspapers and magazines
old toothbrushes (for spattering paint and for scrubbing)

SOME THINGS WORTH BUYING
paints
crayons
chalk
art materials
felt
glue
hobby materials
nylon net
plaster of paris
clay
wire
wood
felt markers
adhesive-backed plastic

The future grows out of the past, and grandparents are in a good position to pass on the best of what they remember to the third generation.

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