You have always heard that if you give your kids a new toy, that they all they are going to want is the box. It is true. Children love to play with boxes & the bigger the better. I am a big online shopper & just purchased a new floor lamp for our living room. It was packed in a box within a box within another box. The outer box was a huge one. My daughter was excited to jump into each & every one of them & I was excited because I knew right away what I was going to do with the large one.
My daughter has been asking me all winter long if she could have a lemonade stand. We set up a table in her playroom a few times & hung a sign, but I promised her that once the nice weather hit, we would build her a special stand for outside. The nice weather definitely has not hit yet, but I could not pass up the opportunity to build her a stand.
The box was a long one with the flaps on the both sides on the long ends. I opened both ends.
I cut a slit in the cardboard about 1/3 of the way down on both sides. On the side that would be my front, I kept the top & bottom side flaps. On the backside, I cut off the top side flaps. Also on the back, I cut the top & bottom flaps. I cut them carefully, as one of those flaps was going to be my counter & I wanted it in good shape.
For the front section, I had to tape the bottom side flaps together & then tape them to the bottom of the box. I removed the front bottom flap as well, but left the top for the awning.
Here is a view of what the box looked like from behind.
I cut the top side flap in half like shown below & then cut more off of the top portion so that I could lower the top flap down & to form a slant for the awning. I glued the awning in place.
I used one of the removed top/bottom flaps to form my counter & then glued it in place at the top of the taped front portion. I cut narrow pieces of cardboard width wise from another previously removed flap to form braces for the counter.
I bent the narrow pieces on both ends.
Then glued all 4 braces in place using a glue gun to hold the counter underneath.
Once the body of the stand was assembled, the fun began.
I cut pieces of construction paper to form the awning.
I painted the counter & windows & then used decorative masking tape in several placed to add just a bit more color.
When my daughter woke in the morning, her face lit right up. She could not wait to start selling lemonade to mommy & daddy.
The lemonade stand is open for business.
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This is seriously adorable and giving me hope that spring might just make it here after all sooner rather than later now! 🙂
Mai was so happy. She really wanted that stand. lol
How creative! Your crafting skills are seriously impressive, this lemonade stand is adorable!
Thank you very much. My daughter loved it.