How to Make a Buck (or 9)

The kids have gone all entrepreneurial. They've been dying to get out and make a buck. Their first attempt was a lemonade stand...on the front the rain. That didn't work out so well.

So, when the sun finally came out, we tried something else...and it was quite a hit.

We made chocolate-dipped strawberries following this AMAZINGLY easy and delicious recipe and refrigerated them.

We didn't want to sit and wait for customers to come to us, so while our chocolate was hardening, we made these Traveling Salesmen Boxes. We simply cut three edges of the front of the cereal boxes, then hole punched four holes in each. (Two holes at the top of the flap and two on the sides.) Then we strung yarn through and tied knots. We secured the bottom of the box by covering it with packaging tape. Lastly, we taped some wax paper into the bottom of the box. (If the day is particularly hot and sunny, you may want to put a flat cold pack under the wax paper.)

Be sure to write your price on the top flap. We sold ours for 50 cents or 3 for a dollar, and guess what? Every single person we talked to bought 3!

If you want to do two colors of chocolate, you can put your leftover warm chocolate in a ziploc bag, snip a small hole in one corner, and drizzle on some stripes.

One of our favorite parts? Dipping mini marshmallows into the leftover chocolate. Yum!
Following our little money-making escapade, we chatted about how much of the money was actually profit.

It was such a fun spring activity! Let me know if you try it!


  1. Sounds like fun (and very tasty with all the left over chocolate)

  2. How cute! You've gt some great entrepreneurs there!! I might just make those to eat at home and pay the kids myself! :)