Check out this month's issue of Parent's magazine for my story about easy and sell-able crafts that your kids can make for a summer business. My kids inspired the idea because they love to come up with ways to make money over the summer. Over the years they've sold everything from lemonade to painted shells to decorated tote bags to home-grown basil. Details are here for the personalized bead portraits key chains (pictured above).
Recycle worn or too-small t-shirts to make these fabric necklaces, or cut up pretty straws for the straw bead necklaces. Instructions are here.
I've made lots of things with duct tape before and I love it but always had problems with adhering the tape to itself neatly...until my friends at Parents told me to adhere it to a layer of waxed paper...game changer! Instructions for these little coin pouches and sunglass cases are here (a video) and here.
We love collecting rocks and shells in the summer. Use small flat rocks to make these little travel tic tac toe sets...a perfect item to sell! More information about this project is here.
Do your kids have summer businesses? What d they sell?