I've had the sign from Elliot's lemonade stand thrown over our upstairs banister for months in the hope that I could preserved it; Yesterday, I finally got to it. I pulled out a roll of clear contact paper and covered the surface of it, then tacked it above our little play kitchen in our sunroom.
Because of the internet art for children's spaces is widely available, but sometimes I think we take it a little too seriously. Often it's the items that seem like afterthoughts that add the most life to a room. This item was made by us, not ordered from Pottery Barn Kids. It isn't precious, and likely will be enjoyed for a while and then tossed. Of course, with it comes the memories of the day last summer that Elliot had his first ever lemonade stand.
A more permanent variation of this would be to use the pre-primed canvas intended for floor cloths and paint a sign that can be used in you child's room and play space-- and, for their entrepreneurial ventures.
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