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Aug 02, 2018 10:37AM ● By Rebecca Seidenspinner

Rebecca Seidenspinner

 A Spin on DIY

Summer Lemonade Stands

By Rebecca Seidenspinner  


Summer is here and the sun is shining. What better way to celebrate summer than with a lemonade stand? I mean, who can possibly resist cute kids and lemonade? It’s like the golden rule. You must pull over and support cute kids. Not only are lemonade stands adorable, they are also a wonderful way to teach kids important life skills and lessons. A lemonade stand will get them outside, away from technology, and teach them to count money and some good ol’ business skills. You can also add a charity component to your lemonade stand and let the kids pick who they would like to donate the money to. This will help them learn about the importance of money and also about giving and helping others.

     First, for a successful lemonade stand you need to choose a great location. The more visible the location the better the sales will be. Give your kids a quick pep talk about manners, and if there is more than one working, have them take turns. One will pour the lemonade while the other collects the money and gives change. It’s important to establish these jobs before the start of business. We don’t want any arguing in front of the customers. Don’t be afraid to charge up to a dollar for a cup of lemonade. Customers are pulling over to support your cause and because your kids are so darn cute.  Homemade signs are creative and great for advertising. These signs and smiles are going to grab the attention of your customers. A DIY lemonade stand with a cool refreshing glass of lemonade is what summer is all about.


Here is my favorite recipe for fresh squeezed lemonade. If no fresh lemons are available, Country Time Lemonade is second best and less expensive.


Fresh Squeezed Lemonade:

1 ½ cups lemon juice

¼ cup sugar

5 cups water

You can also add watermelon juice, raspberries or strawberries to make it fancy.


Some of my favorite lemonade stands:



1) The Lemon Brothers lemonade stand. The brothers raised thirty dollars and split it up amongst each other to spend on the video game “Fortnite.” You have to admire their hard work and determination, even if the money went towards Fortnite dollars.


2) These boys redesigned an old lemonade stand by painting and refurbishing it to make it ready for business. I think it looks amazing!


3) The lemonade stand my husband built for me many years ago when my children were small. We would spend summers in front of our house with our own lemonade stand. I took it to work and turned it into a Fresh Flower Market for my DIY kids at summer camp. The kids loved to fill up the Mason jar vases with fresh flowers. Now that you have planned and created a lemonade stand for business, don’t forget to have lots of fun and enjoy the rest of your summer!