Entrepreneurship for Kids: The Ultimate Lemonade Stand

Posted by on July 26, 2017
Entrepreneurship for Kids: The Ultimate Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are a must when it comes to summertime fun. But creating a lemonade stand with your children can be an opportunity to teach them about entrepreneurship with branding, advertising, finances and how to work with customers. Here’s a fun fact that I learned during my career in teaching: students that show entrepreneurial skills tend to think more creatively within their academics. I know that certainly caught my attention!

You can help your children set up the ultimate lemonade stand by this weekend! Start off by creating an event page on social media, design signs to place throughout your community (check with your town rules/laws about sign placement), and set a date! Next up? Branding and creating a lemonade stand that will be unforgettable. I’m sure your little one would be thrilled with repeat customers. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Here are the top 5 ways to create and brand the ultimate lemonade stand for your little entrepreneur.

First, you’ll need the following labels and products:

OL25WX – 1.75″ x 0.5″ Rectangular Labels
OL5375WX – 2″ Circle Labels
OL2088WX – 1.5″ Circle Labels
OL423KW – Postcards
OL362HL – Iron On Transfer Paper

1. Label your Products

You want to create eye-catching products as soon as your customers walk up. You also want them walking away with lemonade in hand that does the advertising for you as they go about their day. Here are a few ways you can add labels to your products to help you stand out.

Cup Labels

Attach a label to the front of each cup that reads lemonade or the name of your lemonade stand. These take cups from ordinary to extraordinary by simply sticking on a label. Download and print the lemonade printable on the 2″ circle labels to get started right away.

Festive Straws with Lemon Flair

Using colorful straws, attach lemon circle labels towards the top to make customers feel extra special. How do you do that exactly? In just a few easy steps. Using the pictures below as a reference, simply cut out 2 inch cardstock circles using a circle puncher, attach the lemon label to the center of the paper circle, cut a slit (very carefully and leave this part for the adults to complete) at the top and bottom of the circle, and slide onto the straw.

You can also download and print the lemon design below using the 1.5″ circle labels.Ice Pop Labels

If you want to offer your customers more than just lemonade, why not make ice pops using your delicious lemonade recipe? Brand your ice pops by placing a label on each stick. Here are 3 different designs for you to download using OL25WX labels. Cute, right?

2. Create Business T-shirts

Right away you want to stand out and let customers know who they need to go to for a delicious refreshment. It also allows for the continuation of great branding and showing that your little one is dedicated to a successful lemonade stand. Easily design your own t-shirt using Maestro Label Designer and print the design on the Iron On Transfer Paper. Here’s the how-to:

1. Print your design on the front of the transfer paper (the back has the blue lines). Maestro Label Designer will print the design backwards for you.

2. Cut the excess paper around the design leaving a quarter of an inch around the image.

3. Place your t-shirt on a towel that’s on a hard, smooth surface. Place the image face down and turn the iron on a high temperature. Move the iron over the transfer paper in various directions for at least a minute and a half.

4. Allow the transfer paper to cool to the touch and slowly peel off the backing.

3. Eye-catching Decor

Place color coordinating decor on and in front of your lemonade stand. This will not only draw the attention of potential customers, but it will make it welcoming for those debating on grabbing a cup of lemonade. You can add a pot or two of fresh flowers, a jar of lemons, and banners. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative!

4. Spread Kindness

You’ll have people running over to your lemonade stand if you have an adorable printable they can take home with their lemonade purchase. There’s nothing like spreading kindness. Think of it as a marketing tool to draw people in. Easily print 4 prints per page using the white cardstock postcards. Here’s your free download:

5. Have fun

Remember to relax, laugh, and have fun! I’m a firm believer that laughter is contagious. It’s a time to teach your little one about interacting with others, starting a business, and learning how to network. But it’s also a time to create family memories and enjoy a fun Saturday meeting neighbors and people of your community.

If you’d like to create your own labels for your cups and straws, you can quickly upload your logo using Maestro Label Designer. Will you be setting up the ultimate lemonade stand with your family this weekend? Don’t forget to share your stand with us if you do and any custom labels you create. We love to see what you’re up to when it comes to labels.

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