The school holidays are just around the corner and parents will soon be scrambling for things to keep their kids busy and entertained.
Why not help your child pass the time by zoning in on their innovative ideas and creative streak with a good side hustle?
Here are seven craft ideas that your child can make and sell to friends, family, or even members of your community.
- String Bracelets: A lot of tutorials on how to make bracelets can be found online. All you need to do is buy some thread and beads for your child and they’ll be on their way to launching their own stylish jewellery business, selling their homemade items to friends or at craft fairs.
- Calligraphy Art Prints: If your child wants to make calligraphy art prints, all you need are some good pens and some cardstock. Your child doesn’t have to be an artist to find some ideas on Pinterest, watch some YouTube videos, and then start selling! He or she can sell their arty inspirational quotes or custom prints to their peers as school locker decor.
- Video Game Guides: Do you think your child is good at video games? Do this: Have them write how-to guides on how to beat popular video and mobile games and sell them as booklets or through an online service.
- Cake Pops: A good way for kids to learn about baking and business is to make and sell cake pops for special events or birthday parties. They can start a bake sale for a good cause, or they can set up a booth in your neighbourhood.
- Greeting Cards: If your child makes and sells cards for holidays and events, they can make money very quickly. These cards can be written by hand, painted with watercolours, or even made with design software – encourage your child to just be creative!
- Crochet Pot-Holders: Learning how to crochet is a useful skill. Children can learn how to crochet by watching YouTube videos or taking classes in their area. Then they can sell their work.
- Knit Scarves and Hats: With a pair of knitting needles and some wool, your child can make scarves and beanies they can sell at a craft fair.