On a hot summer day nothing beats the heat like cool, refreshing lemonade. And nothing is sweeter than kids serving up a refreshing glass of lemonade at their lemonade stand. This classic summer activity is perfect: the kids have fun being outside, they learn the value of hard work and the basic principles of earning and saving money.
I was at the grocery store the other day and a yellow sand bucket caught my eye. I picked it up and immediately fell in love with the idea…make your own Lemonade Stand. Darling! However, I knew I didn’t want to pay $15 for it and I was certain I could make a much cuter version. I came home that evening and got to work.
I picked up yellow sand buckets from the dollar store. I had to switch out the shovels so they would match my pink & green theme. I decided this would be a perfect gift for several of our friends who have summer birthdays and needed boy & girl versions.
Next, I got out my trusty Cricut and cut pink and green vinyl out for the front of the bucket.
Because everything had to match I printed the “Enjoy” tags on sticker paper and stuck them on the pink cups.
I cut lemon shapes out of yellow scrapbook paper for the green cups.
We had leftover fancy straws from Aubrey’s Strawberry Shortcake party so I just added flags with coordinating scrapbook paper. I also threw in a lemon notebook (found at Target dollar spot) and some candy sticks.
I wrapped it in cellophane and tied with a bow for the perfect summer birthday present.
As with most of my projects I got carried away and we ended up having an impromptu lemonade party. I will be sharing the pictures from that soon!
I’m sharing this at the following linky parties. If you recreate your own Lemonade Stand kit I would love to see yours, so make sure you come back and share!