Homemade business ideas for pocket money
Whether you’re trying to teach your children about the value of money or their hoping to boost their pocket money earnings, helping them set up a homemade business venture can be both fun and rewarding.
Teaching children the value of money is no easy feat. Some mums ask their children to help around the house for a bit of pocket money but this can become tedious for children. These homemade business ideas can keep your little one interested enough to continue making a bit of pocket money whilst they learn the value of money.
With a bucket, water, sponge and some willing neighbours, a homemade car wash can help little ones make a bit of spare pocket money. Asking dad to help with the roof of the car and the tricky bits might be a good idea. This pocket money scheme is lots of fun and great to rope in the help of other friends in the area.
Rice crispy cakes or fairy cakes are not only fun to bake for children, but can be a nice little pocket money maker! Take your little one to a few trusted neighbours doors to sell these little treats, no one can resist a tasty cake.
An obvious choice when thinking of how to make some money as a child, a homemade lemonade stand hasn’t lost it’s appeal over the years. Download an easy lemonade recipe and set up a little table at the end of your garden for neighbours walking by on a warm, summer day.
If the weather isn’t too nice, how about selling a cup of hot chocolate with cream to neighbours passing by?
Friends and family can’t resist a finger painted masterpiece, especially if it’s from a baby Picasso! Let your children make pictures and drawings and showcase them in your make shift art gallery come living room where visitors can bid a price to own the one of a kind painting.
Garden centers often reduce little seedlings after they lose just a couple of petals or leaves. Buy a little tray of reduced plants and offer to plant them for some neighbours in your street. With a little TLC, the seedlings will soon grow into beautiful flowers for the whole street to enjoy.
Photography: Courtney Carmody @Flickr