What is more classic than a lemonade stand? And while we have featured lemonade stand how-tos in the past – like this lemonade stand by Karen and this lemonade stand by MyFroggyStuff – I have an even easier way to set one up so you can decide which one to make based on what you have on hand and how much time you want to put into setting up. And yes, there is a printable today as well.
In addition to the car wash, Julie’s basketball team is doing a lemonade stand fundraiser this weekend. Julie’s friends McKenna, True Hope Avery and Little Miss Matched Girl Hadley are all in line for some refreshments on this hot summer day.
In order to make the lemonade stand I simply took the box McKenna came in and turned it on its side, covered it with a piece of fabric and tada, we have a lemonade stand. You can use just about any box or even a plastic bin that you have and for the covering – think pillowcase, tea towel, fabric square, or even a t-shirt could do the job. I cut out the Lemonade sign from today’s printable and taped it to the front of the stand. I went to the doll room and found Julie’s pitcher, some cups and added “fruit” using the printable fruit.
McKenna is ready for a glass of cherry limeade this afternoon. Isn’t her outfit adorable? The top is a no-sew thing I made on a whim last night. She has the white capris from the AG store on and white sandals from Madame Alexander. I will show you how I made the shirt later this weekend.
Like all of our 100 Days of Doll Play activities, the idea behind this activity is to give you inspiration and a few starting points and then you can take it from there! Make it your own using items you have on hand – either in your doll collection or around the house. Make it as simple or elaborate as you want it to be!
Enjoy the rest of your day and as always, if you make any of our 100 Days of Doll Play activities we would love to see the finished product! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add it to the post.
From Ava: My dolls really loved today’s doll play day so they decided to make their own! Jayla an Argos designer friends doll ( they are similar to journey girls) is selling strawberries for one euro each. Whilst kit thinks they are delicious! And Madame Alexander favourite friend mckayla has already had five!
From Madelon: Kanani has opened shop! We used an American Girl lemonade pitcher as the centerpeice. The glasses were mini storage containers without the lids. They were filled with pink tissue paper. I attached a mini wooden sicker on the side. The other wooden stickers decorate a doll tray. The Queen’s Treaures made the table. Green tissue paper covers it. I used citrus magnets ($1 for the set from Target) to liven up the tablecloth. The sign “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” let’s you know we are open for business.