Grandparent's Survival Kit

Grandparent's Survival Kit

great set of things to keep small hands and minds occupied while visiting!!!

  • This game incorporates both strategy and memory. I'm still honing my playing strategy; I think my memory is a lost cause, against my 5-year-old opponent.

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  • Tools to keep gardening from becoming a pain in the neck ….and back and knees.

  • From Lee Valley Tools - this is an assortment of some of their most popular items. The items are good for many purposes - you'll be surprised at how handy things like dome bumpers, Microbrush® applicators, little mixing cups, bo... From Lee Valley Tools - this is an assortment of some of their most popular items. The items are good for many purposes - you'll be surprised at how handy things like dome bumpers, Microbrush® applicators, little mixing cups, book darts, releasable cable ties, nozzle caps, picture screws, foam ear plugs, aluminum containers, storage tubes, pocket screwdrivers, glue spreaders, nylon brushes, pocket magnifier, and a mechanical pencil can be! This is a great gift for a DIY-er, craft fanatic, or gardener.

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  • wow... the possibilites are endless for this adhesive measuring tape. From attaching to the door frame to measure the kids' growth, to woodworking, sewing, crafts, etc. Clear adhesive tape with 12 inch ruler repeats 165 ti... wow... the possibilites are endless for this adhesive measuring tape. From attaching to the door frame to measure the kids' growth, to woodworking, sewing, crafts, etc. Clear adhesive tape with 12 inch ruler repeats 165 times.. Tape is 165 feet long. Leaves no residue when removed.

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  • Sometimes cleaning means prevention. Is it just me or do I just know lots of people with wasp problems? This bag (that mimics the shape of a wasp nest) natually discourages wasps from setting up shop - they are territorial and... Sometimes cleaning means prevention. Is it just me or do I just know lots of people with wasp problems? This bag (that mimics the shape of a wasp nest) natually discourages wasps from setting up shop - they are territorial and will go elsewhere. Made from 100% recycled polyester. No pesticides!

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  • Carabiners take on a new life with dual openings, making it easy to attach the biner to a belt loop or back pack, and just as easy to attach and remove things once it is there.

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  • perfect little flower holders in the Japanese tradition - one or two blooms can become a beautiful arrangement with these handy little vases. The vases have steel pins in the bottom. You place each stem directly on a pin, then fil... perfect little flower holders in the Japanese tradition - one or two blooms can become a beautiful arrangement with these handy little vases. The vases have steel pins in the bottom. You place each stem directly on a pin, then fill the vase with water. Arrangements last longer and look beautiful due to their simplicity.

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  • one hand free, the other hand holds the handle of the apron allowing you to carry wood or other bulky items with no trouble. if you are lucky enough to have a wood fireplace or wood stove you definitely need this. It also prote... one hand free, the other hand holds the handle of the apron allowing you to carry wood or other bulky items with no trouble. if you are lucky enough to have a wood fireplace or wood stove you definitely need this. It also protects your clothes.

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  • another eco friendly way to capture spiders and release them into the wilds from a safe distance of about 2 feet.

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  • quick and easy gadget lets you trap bugs and then free them outdoors without having to actually touch them. Even a bug phobic person could use this trapper.

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  • great for cleaning inside of car window in those hard to reach areas.

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  • great for holding pens, pencils, and other small objects magnetically to fridge or other surface. Great in the shop, too, for screwdrivers and other small pieces that you need to keep at hand.

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  • this bandages remove tension from an incision, allowing it to heal more comfortable and scar less. You have to see it to really understand what it does, but if I ever have to have stitches again, I'm definitely investing in some ... this bandages remove tension from an incision, allowing it to heal more comfortable and scar less. You have to see it to really understand what it does, but if I ever have to have stitches again, I'm definitely investing in some of these sutures.

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  • you really need to go to this website to see how this works - this ingenious "stoppy" will wedge a window or door open without marring the paint, easy to remove. Brilliant. See the other images for more info.

  • This is a dandy little compass, and a great value for the price. It will make a fine gift for the outdoorsperson and the urban trekker alike. Also, I've never seen a kid who didn't like a compass, and to have a good-quality one ... This is a dandy little compass, and a great value for the price. It will make a fine gift for the outdoorsperson and the urban trekker alike. Also, I've never seen a kid who didn't like a compass, and to have a good-quality one "of my very own!" would be just the thing. I have a compass just like this that was handed down to me from my grandfather. I cherish it.

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  • This tiny kit consists of an amazingly strong magnet worn outside the shirt, a metal disk worn inside the shirt (for the magnet to cling to), and metal clips that can be put onto pencils or pens to make them cling to a magnet. ... This tiny kit consists of an amazingly strong magnet worn outside the shirt, a metal disk worn inside the shirt (for the magnet to cling to), and metal clips that can be put onto pencils or pens to make them cling to a magnet. As someone who loses her pencil every time she puts it down, this is one system I can't wait to try! I would wear it on the sleeve of my shirt, down toward the wrist, to keep the pencil handy (and as a visual reminder to put the pencil there).

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  • what a perfect solution to the tricky problem of watering a christmas tree!!!! And it is very inexpensive, as are most of the wonderful things at Lee Valley. Here's what the website says: Keeping Christmas trees properly wate... what a perfect solution to the tricky problem of watering a christmas tree!!!! And it is very inexpensive, as are most of the wonderful things at Lee Valley. Here's what the website says: Keeping Christmas trees properly watered is always a problem. The tree stand reservoir is usually too small and must be refilled often, an awkward and frequently painful exercise. Worse still, if the reservoir runs dry during the night, the tree's transportation cells become sealed with drying sap. All of this can be avoided with this simple device that uses any 60 oz (2 litre) plastic soft-drink bottle as a water source. The water flow shuts off automatically when the stand is full and resumes again as it empties. Complete instructions are on the box. Can be positioned inconspicuously. Comes with a 5-1/2" connecting tube.

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  • Perfect little old-style swirls of tin to reflect the lights from your christmas tree!!! And they are very inexpensive, as are most things at Lee Valley. Worth checking out.

  • These cookie cutters are just like the ones I used at my grandmother's house when i was growing up!! Functional and fun. Website says: Reminiscent of another era, these cookie cutters offer six classic designs: star, candy ca... These cookie cutters are just like the ones I used at my grandmother's house when i was growing up!! Functional and fun. Website says: Reminiscent of another era, these cookie cutters offer six classic designs: star, candy cane, Santa Claus, angel, bell and tree. Wooden handles make the sturdy aluminum cutters easy to use, and their sizes range from 2" x 3-1/2" (candy cane) to 4" x 4-3/4" (angel). Each cutter is 1/2" deep, perfect for sugar cookies and shortbread. A great value, this set should cover all of your holiday cookie-making needs for years to come.

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  • Pretty and easy to store - a great solution to have on hand for unexpected gifts of flowers!!! Plus, i love the gadget factor!! And it's inexpensive, as are most things at Lee Valley. The website says: This clever vase comes ... Pretty and easy to store - a great solution to have on hand for unexpected gifts of flowers!!! Plus, i love the gadget factor!! And it's inexpensive, as are most things at Lee Valley. The website says: This clever vase comes flat, as thin as a sheet of cardboard. To mold it, you just fill it with hot water and hand form it to any shape you want. You then empty the vase and refill it with cold water to freeze the shape. After use, you can re-flatten it for storage by putting it back in hot water and smoothing it flat. Measures 11" x 6". Available in green or blue. Makes an attractive showcase for a gift of flowers.

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  • how many people do you know that have their own personal sundial available at a moment's notice? And it's pretty, too!!! Great conversation piece. Fascinating story on the website about it's history.

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  • a tiny top!!! What's not to love?? Website says: As this top spins, it begins to tilt slowly and then more rapidly, until it completely flips itself and is spinning on its stem. Educational, it demonstrates the principle of gy... a tiny top!!! What's not to love?? Website says: As this top spins, it begins to tilt slowly and then more rapidly, until it completely flips itself and is spinning on its stem. Educational, it demonstrates the principle of gyroscopic precession, how a gyroscope reacts at 90° (rather than 180°) to an applied force.

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  • Cheap, fun, educational! Website info: Few games educate and entertain at the same time, as this one does. Designed to demonstrate basic concepts of density and buoyancy, it is based on the classic Cartesian Diver experiment n... Cheap, fun, educational! Website info: Few games educate and entertain at the same time, as this one does. Designed to demonstrate basic concepts of density and buoyancy, it is based on the classic Cartesian Diver experiment named for the 17th century French philosopher and scientist Rene Descartes. The set consists of two pipettes, two hex nuts and two wires that are used to make a "diver" and a "sinker", which you place in a 2-litre pop bottle (not included) filled with water. When you squeeze the bottle, the diver sinks. As you release, the diver rises. The object of the game is to hook the sinker with the diver and lift it to the surface. Recommended for children 6 years and over. Instructions included. Adult help needed for first use. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

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  • a way to organize all the cables that are taking over!!! A simple solution that is also quite inexpensive.

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  • I have to agree with the website - why didn't someone think of this years ago and why doesn't every household have a pair???? Just slip them on over your regular shoes to keep from tracking things into the house or taking the ti... I have to agree with the website - why didn't someone think of this years ago and why doesn't every household have a pair???? Just slip them on over your regular shoes to keep from tracking things into the house or taking the time to take of the shoes (again) before that quick trip into the house for whatever it was you forgot the last time! the website says: This is such a good idea we are surprised nobody thought of it long ago. These heavy felt slippers slide over wet or dirty shoes and boots to let you walk across a clean floor or carpet. You can come in for a drink (or ?) and return to the garden without having to remove your footwear. Ideal for those people who think that four steps on a clean floor does not really constitute "coming in". An anti-slip strip on the bottom ensures solid footing, even on smooth surfaces. Sold as a pair. Available in two sizes: the large measures 15-1/2" x 7-1/2"; the extra-large measures 17-1/2" x 9". To clean, brush when dry, or hand wash and air dry.

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  • cool magnifiying loupe looks like it would come in handy for a million things.

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  • no more tangled, knotted, drawer full of string??? What's not to love?

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  • This really works!!! Catch small insects and spiders and then safely deposit them outside. It's a great gift for that friend or loved one who always calls on you to be the spider killer!!!

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  • This looks like a great gift for a birder and/or gardener.

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