Around here, money for this or that isn't handed out very often. Birthdays, tooth fairy visits, or the occasional allowance for above and beyond chores are the usual ways that our youngsters earn their petty cash.
When they have something on their mind to buy, we encourage them to "be creative" with how to earn enough money for it. They have come up with some pretty interesting ideas, some more successful than others, but this time has to be our favorite so far!
The cause was the "rabbit" fund (yes, they've talked us into new pets), and the means was their own, self-hosted silent auction. (Brilliant, I say!) My two eldest gals sewed, knitted and crafted for days in order to have the auction ready in time for myself and daddy, and our guests Mimi and Aunt Marcia, all to place our bids.
We bid and outbid until the auction closed, and these two went away with a whopping $42.86.
(Brilliant, I say again!)
What are some clever ways your kids earn extra money?