Easy Rolling Slushie Stand


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Easy Rolling Slushie Stand | Creative Money Ideas for Kids | DIY Summer Activities for Kids

This is Week 6 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL! Today we are welcoming Heather & Angela from Sports Mom Survival Guide, who are sharing an easy and creative way to make a Rolling Slushie Stand to keep all the neighbors cool & refreshed. For more summer fun, check out the overview page.

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 Hi LWSL readers we are Angela and Heather from Sports Mom Survival Guide, where we share “first string” ideas for busy families!! I don’t know about you, but my kids are hitting the age where they want to earn money. My oldest is all about setting up lemonade stands on the weekends and while she does tend to get a few neighbors who stop by (mostly just to be nice) she doesn’t have too many customers. One day she had the brilliant idea to take her stand down to the neighborhood pool…one thing lead to another and we had our Rolling Slushy Stand.

Because everyone knows a kid can’t resist a slushie! 😉

This easy DIY slushie stand is a perfect project for the summer that your kids will love

Here is what you need to Make the Rolling Slushy Stand:

 a rolling cooler
large cardboard boxes
paint (we chose chalkboard paint)
foam brush
zip ties
razor knife
2-3 rolls of wrapping paper rolls or fabric  bolt rolls
(you can get empty fabric bolts rolls from any fabric store)
duct tape
scrap fabric
*metal washers and glue optional
Use our simple directions below to make your own Rolling Slushy Stand with your kids!
If you want to make a simpler version, simply modify by leaving off the banner.


A basic cooler is the main house for this DIY slushie stand

Step 1: Open the cardboard to make it flat and bend it around three sides of the cooler. Then mark the height of the lid in the open position.

Measure and cut a piece of cardboard

Step 2: Make a straight line off the mark you just made and cut off the excess cardboard using the razor knife.

paint the outside of the cardboard stand cover

Step 3: Paint the outside of the cardboard surround.

A larger and thinner piece of cardboard will be used for the slushie stand counter

Step 4: For the “counter” we used another large thin, FLATTER box. If you can’t find one, you can make one out a larger box. The top needs to be 3 dimensional so it’s sturdy. Once you have the counter, use the cardboard tube to trace two circles. Each circle needs to be about 3-4 inches from the side and about 5 inches from the front.

Carefully cut circles in the cardboard counter

Step 5:  Use the razor knife to cut out the circle. Don’t cut through to the bottom portion of the box. (Adult job)

Attach fabric to cardboard tubes for the counter top legs

Step 6: Attach a scrap piece of fabric (approx. 4 inches wide and 40 inches long) to the top of both cardboard tubes using a piece of duct tape.

Use chalkboard paint for the cover and let your kids decorate it with chalk

Step 7 (optional): If you used chalkboard paint, make sure you “season” the paint first by completely covering it in chalk then wiping it clean with a damp cloth.

These washers are used to secure the cover to the cooler with zipties

Step 8: Make one hole (big enough to thread the zip ties through), on both side of the cardboard surround. OPTIONAL: glue metal washers around the holes to keep the cardboard from tearing.

Attach the cover around the cooler with zip ties

Step 9: Assemble the stand!! Use zip ties to hold to around the cooler.

Add the counter top to the cooler frame

Step 10: Place the counter on top of the surround, then put the banner poles in each of the holes you cut.

Use the cardboard tubes and fabric for a banner

Step 11: Twist each pole around (winding the fabric) to make the fabric taunt. You might need to add an extra cardboard tube in-between to stabilize it. The tension should hold everything in place.

This DIY slushie stand is ready for business

Now your kids can have fun using this stand all summer long!!

**I added a Dollar Store table cloth to the top of the counter to keep it from getting wet and the kids wrote the flavors and price on the front of the stand with chalk.**

Your kids are in business with this rolling DIY slushie stand

To transport it we just used a bungee cord to hold everything together.

Keep shaved ice in the cooler along with the juice for the slushies

We made the “slushy ice” in advance using a slushie maker and just put it in the cooler, so no power was required. (You could also crush the ice in a blender or food processor.) This stand is holding up really well and should last for a while! 🙂

Make these summer time slushies with juice and shaved ice

 Bonus: We also included a printable version of the “SLUSHIES” sign.

This diy slushie stand is a fun way to keep your kids entertained this summer

And now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will their own Summer Slushie Stand package that includes a set of flavored syrups, slushie ice maker, and portable cooler. This fun package has a retail value of approximately $85 and will provide hours of fun this summer! To enter, just follow the instructions in the box below.

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Summer fun just got a whole lot better with this diy slushie stand

Sports Mom Survival Guide bloggers and friends Angela Lerew &Easy Rolling Slushie Stand | Creative Money Ideas for Kids | DIY Summer Activities for Kids Heather Mortiz live in the heart of the good ole’ Midwest….Indianapolis. Angela is a sports mom to 2 beautiful ballet and soccer girls & Heather Moritz  is sports mom to 3 active boys. These neighbors enjoy DIY projects, taxing kids, hanging out in the bleachers with the other moms and spending time with family. Sports Mom Survival Guide offers first string ideas & tips to help you manage sports mom life.

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What is your favorite slushie flavor?


  1. Amy
    July 7 at 09:40AM

    Fun idea! You could also do this with lemonade or even iced coffee. But for slushies, I like cherry! 🙂

    • Anonymous
      July 26 at 12:04PM

      I’m with Amy! a slushy or ice cream come simply HAS TO BE CHERRY!

      but I’m groovin on the whole idea of the iced coffee stand- just too bad I live in San Francisco – where our summers are akin to Alaskas winters!

      but maybe it could come in handy in our true summers- that being September and October!

      thanks for the excellent tutorial!!!


  2. Miranda Clawson
    July 7 at 09:40AM

    Wow so neat and my daughter would absolutely love this stand and the idea of making and saleing her own slshies and/or lemonade 🙂

  3. July 7 at 10:18AM

    I like strawberry or watermelon!

  4. Keri
    July 7 at 11:23AM

    What a cute idea! Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. Keri
    July 7 at 11:24AM

    I like strawberry!

  6. Kara
    July 7 at 11:50AM


  7. Anonymous
    July 7 at 06:51PM


  8. Jennifer
    July 7 at 06:52PM


  9. April
    July 7 at 09:33PM

    Grape is yummy!

  10. Holly
    July 8 at 12:02AM

    What a great idea. The kids in my neighbor have been selling lemonade to raise money for the people affected by the tornadoes in Pilger, Ne. What a neat idea they could add!! Thank you:)

  11. Sandra
    July 8 at 07:18AM

    You can never go wrong with watermelon flavor in the summer!

  12. Katrina
    July 8 at 07:43AM

    I like cherry slushies personally. But sometimes I eat blue raspberry. But never grape. Never ever. Yuck.

  13. Holly C.
    July 8 at 10:33AM

    Ooooh, blue raspberry is one of my favorites!

  14. Emily B
    July 8 at 01:14PM

    Blue raspberry! What a cute idea. Just had our first lemonade stand a month ago and my little guy had so much fun!

  15. jessica
    July 8 at 05:02PM


  16. Charity Cram
    July 9 at 01:47PM

    Blue Raspberry =)

  17. Marie
    July 9 at 08:25PM

    blueberry is my favorite.

  18. Misty S.
    July 9 at 10:23PM

    Sour apple! Thanks for the fun giveaway 🙂

  19. Anonymous
    July 10 at 12:08PM

    blue raspberry. coconut sounds good too.

  20. Donna
    July 10 at 05:22PM

    Cherry is great.

  21. Prasert
    July 11 at 12:43AM

    Blue raspberry is awesome

  22. Tonya
    July 11 at 04:25PM

    I like cherry.

  23. Stacy Turk
    July 11 at 06:01PM

    Lime for sure!!

  24. Julianna
    July 13 at 09:32AM

    Blue Raspberry!

  25. lina
    July 13 at 11:25PM

    Such a great idea my pre-teens would love to earn their own money. Who could resist a slushy I choose cherry!

  26. Julie
    July 13 at 11:44PM

    lemon lime is my fave!

  27. July 15 at 12:29PM

    Love this easy setup thanks for sharing! We were just encouraging parents to do a child entrepreneur project with their kids this summer, so we’ll definitely share this with our followers!

  28. July 26 at 12:19PM

    I’m with Amy – cherry a the way for a snow cone!

    thanks for such an excellent tutorial!!!

    wish I could use it now- the i ed coffee idea to Add to my street boutique is #AbFab! but summer in San Francisco is akin to winter in Alaska-sniggleSnigglesniggle!

    maybe I can put it to use in our real summer- September &
    October this year.

    I’m launching my marmalade company next week and was looking for a booth design along these lines so you’ve really helped me out! look for #MARMHEADS N @marmheadmama n know you were instrumental in getting us off the ground!

    mAnY Thanks !!!


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