We made a cardboard lemonade stand yesterday and put
it out on our deck today for business. I use the term
"business" loosely because the small vendor was really
only interested in pouring liquid from cup to cup and
back into the jug. Good thing it was water, not lemonade.
Good thing also that we added one important feature to
the original pattern: strips of transparent mail tape over
the table surface to waterproof it. Here she is posing
innocently before she started to play.
The original pattern came from an old issue of Parents
magazine last week and was desperate to make it. She
painstakingly wrapped the four posts with tissue paper
strips to show her commitment to
We threw out the play water and refilled the jug for Emily to
have a turn. There was no actual lemonade involved today
afterall but we had some of the neighborhood kids stop by
to play, so it was nice to be able to offer them a calorie-less
drink, along with some snacks. And we didn't charge
them a cent - the aforementioned small vendor
was very generous!