i'm going to China in October and I asked before about how to make some money - thanks again for all your suggestions!
I would really like to make and sell some stuff around school though, so if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them! Please have a look at my projects and tell me what you think I could sell to people aged 11-16? i'm open to any suggestions really!
I'm going to sell cakes at parent's evening aswell but if you've got any Chinese baking I'd be up for trying it!
Anything with a chinese theme would be good but it doesn't have to have one!
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What kind of items are you making?
Are you baking? making plushies? jewellry? accessories? clothes?
I think your magazine necklace would be good, it looks fairly quick and simple to make, doesn't need too many resources and I imagine a hit with teen girls.
The guitar hero tee's would be good for the boys too....
When i was in elementary school i used to hustle up ice cream money by making unique friendship bracelets. you could do that and add beads (plastic/glass) to spice them up. there are a million web sites that show you how to incorporate different shapes, even names into bracelets. how about cell phone jewelry? both ideas would be fairly easy and quick to make (you could take orders! which colors and embellishments do they want? for a nominal fee of course!)and the suppplies are pretty cheap. nothing wal mart or your local sewing/arts and crafts store wouldnt have. and when i was in middle/high school we used to make locker mailboxes. you attach a little plastic shelf right under the slit in your locker with a magnet and your friends slip notes into the slit from the outside and voila! you have mail. of course that was before cell phones and texting, but it still could be cute! once again you could craft the boxes up and make them unique. Good luck!
Well, a few of my friends have sold things at school, and it seems like the really big thing (at least for my school) is food. More like desserts, really.
One of my friends, every Thursday and Friend, brings these cakes and sells them for 2 dollars and makes quite a bit of cash off of them. The cake pans are a faily good size (much bigger then the large cupcake pans, but I don't know the measurements), and she brings forks and whatnot.
Another one of my friends raise a couple thousand from selling large chocolate covered pretzle sticks for five dollars a bag. They were the really long, thick sticks and she did white or dark chocolate and covered them with sprinkles and put them in cellophane candy bags with little twistie ties.
Hm...If I can think of anything else that people sell at my school (maybe to spark any idea for ya ^_^), I'll let you know.
Good luck with all this :)
The term "fairy cakes" makes me so happy!!!!â™¥â™¥â™¥
The whole parents evening thing reminded me of something:
If you like baking (or cooking :3 It seems you might enjoy cooking from what you've suggested? ^_^), why not try a desert tasting party?
Like, you make these little treats and people pay a small bit of money to get in and they try the treats and if they like it, they order a full size/serving of it.
But I think your idea sounds good :)
Everyone loves food :P
Much luck with your selling!
There was a guy at a High School that I went to who bought really big party size bags of candy and he'd sell individually wrapped candy at school. Of course he wasn't supposed to but nobody ever ratted him out. I was a regular, he sold every candy for $1.50 and because I bought from him so much he only sold it for a dollar to me. I love Reeses Cups! But basically, kids love sugar. Just love it. So I think anything with sugar will do just fine ;)
I would so have bought some chocolate dipped pretzels though!