DIY lemonade stand for kids: With this easy tutorial, your kids can have a lemonade stand to use and reuse for years to come!
Not only will you find the instructions on how to make this, I also share lemonade stand ideas and how to make it super fun!
Post updated April 21, 2021 with new links of where to find supplies!
DIY Lemonade Stand Ideas
I’m a bit excited to show you this. It’s been on my “to-do,” list for over a year, and crafting the lemonade stand for the kids, FINALLY happened. I first found a lemonade stand tutorial on Pinterest, and knew I wanted to make it for my kiddos. I immediately bought the supplies, but then they sat in my basement for.ever.
It wasn’t until my friend came over one day, and said, “JESSICA… it’s time. Let’s finally put this thing together.” Shockingly, it didn’t take long at all, and my kids LOVE it.
How to Make a Lemonade Stand
Now I cannot take all of the credit for this lemonade stand. My crafty friend helped me put this together, so I want to make sure she gets the handy-man award for this one!
After the paint dried, we stacked two of them side by side, to nail them all together.
Connect the four crates, by nailing all of the corners where they connect.
We found two wooden rods at Hobby Lobby, and knew they’d be perfect to hold the banner up above the stand when it was all together. We spray painted those to match the crates.
There are a few different rod sizes available, but we chose the length that would be tall enough that my kids could still see under it, after the pendents were attached. See below.
We then hammered on the rods, (one on each side), on the back of the crates.
Yay! That part was DONE! (Yes, the rods are a little crooked, but as it turns out…that’s because they were crooked when we bought them. So check them before leaving the store.)
I found the CUTEST wooden pennants at Hobby Lobby, on sale, and they went PERFECTLY with the stand. The hardest part was deciding what to spell, and “Sale,” was my favorite phrase, in case we want to sell something different on our “stand,” one day!
Using ribbon (similar white and yellow polka dot ribbon here), we simply threaded each pendant on and tied the ribbon around each rod.
I may, or may not have found the cutest yellow “poms,” at Hobby Lobby too, and thought they HAD to be included.
The lemonade stand is complete! Now… when the boys are ready to have a “sale,” we just pull it out of the garage and it’s ready to go! See what all we included on our lemonade stand, on the first day of business….
Open for Business
What to Sell at a Lemonade Stand Besides Lemonade
Of course you sell lemonade, at a lemonade stand. But what else can you sell? Here are our favorites:
- Lemon Cookies (cake mix cookies recipe – just use lemon cake mix instead)
- Lemon Bars
- Mini Lemon Pies
- Lemon plates
• Price sign. (We made our own using a white canvas.)
Lemonade Stand Decor and Extras
- Plastic tumblers with lids – I love using these for any kid-outing too!
- Fun paper straws I may have an obsession with these, and have them in every color.
- Beverage Dispenser (Similar)
My little guys were in LOVE with their lemonade stand, and MAY have consumed most of the lemonade and cookies.
Although they ADORE their new lemonade stand, they’re now asking to make another one, but to turn it in to a McDonald’s stand. This.Should.Be.Interesting.