They will make your Kleenex boxes into dog houses and your toilet paper roles into fish.
They make cards from left over parts from your EASTER MINI KITS and they decorate their bedroom doors.
When you live with an Artist even white out is an art supply. And they make city centers for their lego towns.
And when you won't buy them a cell phone because they are in the 5th grade it's no problem... they will make their own. Sure the 5th black sharpie you bought this month won't work because they wrote on wet white out, but you don't mind. No sacrifice is to great to keep the young artist inspired.
And you will have more shoe boxes filled with this kind of stuff than you have filled with shoes.
And when you are going to the bathroom they will stick paint brushes under the bathroom door and ask "can I use this"
And when you ask them to empty the trash around the house you will find any boxes, clips, wire, thread, tags, microscopic ribbon pieces, jars, pen caps, tops of a used up check book, cap to a deodorant can, dog whiskers, dryer sheets, etc in their rooms.
You only know one thing for certain when you live with an artist. Nothing is off limits. Oh, and you will know one other thing without a doubt... you will love them till the cows come home!