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Lemonade Stand Sign

Like any good business, a lemonade stand needs a sign that stands out. Help kids kick-off a summer business by having them create a bright, festive lemonade stand.

We used the brightest neon-colored poster board we could find to embellish this mini sandwich board-style lemonade sign.

  • White poster board, 22" x 28"
  • Scissors
  • Neon colors poster board
  • Light blue and yellow foam sheets
  • Craft Glue Dots®
  • Pop Up Glue Dots®
  • Continuous Glue Lines®
  • Bamboo skewers or wooden dowels

Step 1: Fold the poster board in half crosswise. With the fold at the top, measure 12-inches in from the left side. Fold at the 12-inch mark, and cut, leaving you with a folded board that's 14-inches high on each side and 12-inches wide.

Step 2: Cut a 1 1/2-inch slit through the fold 2 inches from each edge, and cut out a notch across to make it look like a sandwich board.

Step 3: Cut a piece of neon poster board to 12 inches across and sketch out the word "LEMONADE" in bubble letters, making sure it fits the width. Alternately, you can use an alphabet stencil. Sketch out "25 cents"(or whatever your price will be) in another neon color.

Step 4: Hand cut or use a paper punch to make dots and stars in different neon colors.

Step 5: Cut out a glass shape in light blue craft foam or poster board. Cut a yellow piece slightly smaller, giving it a wavy edge across the top to suggest liquid. Attach the yellow piece on top of the blue piece using Craft Glue Dots. I also cut out a lemon shape from yellow craft foam -- the more embellishment, the better, as long as it doesn't make it hard to read.

Step 6: Arrange the letters, dots, stars and shapes on the folded poster board. Once everything is as you like it, adhere each to the board using Pop Up Glue Dots (Craft Glue Dots will do, but the Pop Up Glue Dots gives it a more dimensional look).

Step 7: To make the sign stand without bowing, you'll need to reinforce the sides of the sign. Apply Continuous Glue Lines to a bamboo skewer or a thin wooden dowel that's been trimmed to about 12 inches long. Press one skewer or dowel to the back of each side of the sign. If you're using skewers, have an adult do the reinforcing, or remove the sharp tips first.

lemonade sign back

Check out this helpful video to create your lemonade sign with Glue Dots®.

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