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Let's Make It : Lemonade Stand

Imaginative play is one of the most fun things for both children and their parents.  And this not only combines the imaginative, but the creative too!  Hours of entertainment ahead.

Just because it's winter, doesn't mean you can't have your own indoor lemonade stand (or shop).  You children will absolutely love this... and we do too.

Thank you to the beautiful Jordan at Oh Happy Day for sharing this tutorial.

Materials: Giant Cardboard Box, Pencil, Ruler, X-Acto Knife, Butcher Paper, White Tape, Scissors, Red Paint, Paint Brush

Step 1: Design the structure of your lemonade stand, draw it onto the cardboard box, and then cut it out with a stanley knife. We cut a window into the front of the box and doors into the side. We used the extra cardboard from the window to make a shelf that would hold the lemonade. We also cut off the top of the box in a diagonal so that a paper awning would sit on a slope.
Step 2: Cover the box in butcher paper. We attached it with white tape so the seams wouldn’t be as noticeable.
Step 3: Inside the box, brace the shelf that sits in the front window with extra strips of cardboard. We taped them diagonally and horizontally so they wouldn’t budge.
Step 4: To make the striped awning, first measure the sides of the box top. Draw these dimensions onto a piece of butcher paper, making sure to leave a few extra inches for the scalloped edge that will hang over the top of the box. Measure and draw the stripes so they’re all of equal length, then paint every other one with red paint.
Step 5: Add any other decorations (painted stripes, price sign, etc.)
Step 6: PLAY!

You could totally make this into any little shop you liked - ice-cream parlour, cafe, supermarket - the options are endless!

1 comment

  1. I love this lemonade stand it is so cute! I have featured it in my August link magazine to connect my readers with great post, reads and fun things to create and gorgeous shops to buy from. Hope you get some lovely visitors and a few travelling to your gorgeous shop. xx


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