a special feature by Kay & Leslie, founders of grandparentslink.com

Just checking– is your house filled with creative supplies? Is there a designated drawer or cabinet or box filled with crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, safety scissors, construction paper, white paper, poster board, glue sticks, and double-sided tape?

It’s a treat to come to grandma and grandpa’s house, and it’s even more fun if there’s lot of “stuff” so the grandkids can take quality time to use their ingenuity and imagination.

Use our direct links for ease…

Stock your home with these items to spark everyone’s creative juices:

– glitter glue sticks  – https://amzn.to/1iE0hUq

– pipe cleaners  – https://amzn.to/19XEcx7

– feathers -https://amzn.to/19XEYdk

– stickers – of all kinds: Glow in the dark, puffy, characters, sayings like “Happy Birthday” and “love”

– washable poster paint https://amzn.to/1iE4Yx

– watercolor paints – https://amzn.to/1aDbPoG

– paint brushes https://amzn.to/LgHFvy

– washable markers https://amzn.to/1f3zcGk

– construction paper  https://amzn.to/1n8Ki10

– popsicle sticks

– cotton balls – they make great clouds, beards, snow

– colored felt or cut-up fabric pieces

– clear contact paper – turn a drawing into a place mat or wall hanging

– string or yarn or thread

– shoe boxes- can make a diorama

– colored tissue paper – for flowers – https://amzn.to/1jBWozx

– wrapping paper and bows

– ribbons

– buttons

– stick-on letters/stencil letters

– styrofoam  balls https://amzn.to/1i4Otb1

– paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls

– chalk

– aluminum foil

And now go for it — invent, innovate, experiment, express, and inspire each other.