Got an entrepreneur who is searching for easy things he can make and sell? School market day or are tired of selling lemonade. 8 Arts & crafts projects: easy things for kids to make and sell.
What are Easy Things for Kids to Make and Sell?
Do you have a child with an entrepreneurial spirit?
Maybe they want to do something more than sell lemonade at their lemonade stand on Saturday?
Or do they have a school project and need to come up with something to sell?
My son came to me a couple weeks ago asking how we can make more money that what he earns from doing his chores. He set up a lemonade stand. He went around the neighborhood asking if anyone wanted him to walk their dog. (Which can be quite a deterrent when you’re a small 8-year-old child and their dog is over 100lbs.)
He also made about 30 bracelets and sold all of them.
He gave half his earnings to a local animal shelter, and bought a jet fighter airplane with the other portion of his earnings.
But there was a clear fit lit inside of him. I could see the business ideas brewing.
His entrepreneurial spirit craved a new challenge.
If you have a child who wants, or needs to come with ideas of things kids can make and sell from home, then I’ve scoured through what feels like hundreds of ideas and come up with a list of some of the creative things I’ve found that kids can make and sell.
These arts and craft ideas will help your little entrepreneur start his or her own business off on the right foot (or at the very least, make for a nice gift or craft in your home.)
8 Easy Crafts for Kids to Make and Sell (and Perfect Things to Sell at School Market Day)
Whether you have a school market day, need a gift, or your child likes making arts and crafts whether to sell or give away… these 7 easy arts and crafts will have have your child excited!
The best part?
These crafts are surprisingly simple, don’t take a lot of time to prepare and create, and require minimum supplies.
All of the easy crafts I’ve found take less than 45 minutes to create. Some require a parent’s supervision during certain points (like using the oven), but can be prepared and completed on their own.
I hope you enjoy these 7 arts and crafts ideas for kids, and little entrepreneurs. These creative ideas go beyond baking or hand-squeezing lemons for an hour.
Painted tin cans create colorful planter or vase —all you need to get the job done is paint and a few flowers or new plant inside the planter.
Many people love galaxy jars to help them “calm down.” And as a Mom of three, sometimes I like to sit down and relax myself. The colors and shimmer of these galaxy jars can be quite relaxing!
These DIY felt ball coasters can be made in any pattern or color you want and serve a functional purpose in every home.
Have a budding artist at home? These sharpie coffee mugs can be made into little masterpieces to gift, give-away and sell. Plus, they’re absolutely adorable!
Ready to toss old clothes your kids have outgrown or have ribbed knees? Wait!! Here’s a great way to make bracelets from recycled t-shirts (and they look fabulous!)
Make gorgeous Sharpie tie dye bookmarks with this easy Sharpie and rubbing alcohol technique. The result is a beautiful, handmade gift that kids can give to parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, or sell if they’d like.
Create these brightly colored bowls from perler beads (also called hama beads). They are so simple that even the littlest hands can help make these fun catch-alls (though all kiddos will need a parent’s help with the oven!).
How beautiful is this Rainbow Soap? I could hardly believe how easy it was to make this soap and you could even do different colors for the holidays, your favorite colors, etc.
For Kids Looking to Find Things to Sell for Profit that are Easy to Make
All of the 8 ideas will take minimal amount of time and supplies, and certainly won’t feel like work when your child is creating these creative arts & craft projects.
Finding a project that’s good enough for someone to buy is important, but so is the consideration of their patience and skills. Help your child identify one item that will tick the boxes of time, creation difficulty, resources and a project that that will sell well.
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