Friday, May 16, 2014

Cottage Industries

List of Possible Cottage Industries

By The Hewitt Staff


Often we get calls requesting lists of cottage industries.  Some businesses listed may be operated by the children in the family with the parents acting as advisers and quality-control inspectors.  Others may be parent-operated businesses with the children as helpers.  The determining factors are the type of business, the age and ability of each child, and safety issues.


Cottage Industry jobs in Agriculture
AGRICULTURE


Animal breeding and selling
Bees/apiaries
Christmas trees
Dried fruits packaging and selling
Eggs
Flowers grown for sale
Fruit, nuts, vegetable picking
Garden produce
Gleaning
Greenhouse plants
House plants
Mushrooms
Nursery stock/shrubs, trees, bedding plants
Wild berry picking
Worm farming



Cottage Industry jobs in Food Service





FOODS

Food preparation in most states requires special equipment and separate facilities from the home kitchen. Check with your health department before developing a home bakery or other food preparation. This may not apply to your child’s lemonade stand.



Cottage Industry Home-manufactured Jobs









HOME-MANUFACTURED ITEMS 

Aprons
Baby quilts
Balloon bouquets
Baskets
Brooms
Candles
Ceramics
Christmas cards
Clothing
Crocheted items (afghans, potholders, clothing, etc.)
Doll clothing
Dolls
Door mats
Dried flower arrangements
Filled gift baskets
Fishing flies
Gift wrapping paper/bags
Greeting cards
Handmade holiday items
Handmade Egg craft (painting, appliqué)
Hats
Herbs
Holiday decorations
Items manufactured on a loom
Items made from wood: shelves, toys, other
Knitted items (mittens, scarves, sweaters, etc.)
Lamps
Leather items
Macramé
Miniatures (e.g., furniture)
Napkin rings
Paintings (e.g., oils, watercolors)
Pillows
Planter boxes/window boxes
Potpourri
Pottery
Puppets
Quilts
Rock painting
Rubber stamps
Rugs
Shell crafts
Stationery/cards
Stuffed animals
Toys


MISCELLANEOUS

Various Cottage Industry Jobs
Aluminum collecting and recycling
Antique business
Assembly jobs
Bed & breakfast
China painting
Exercise classes
Firewood/kindling business
Furniture sanding
Health care services
Mail order selling
Newspaper collecting and recycling
Packaging business
Photography
Public speaking
Taxidermy
Translating
Travel agency
Upholstery
Used clothing sales
Walking young children to school

PAID SERVICES


Answering service
Art lessons
Artist/illustrator services
Baby-sitting
Car washing and detail
Carpet cleaning
Catering
Childcare in your home
Chimney servicing
Chores and errands
Classes (cooking, sewing, etc.)
Computer services/word processing
Duplicating
Fence painting
Furniture moving
Garage cleaning
Garage/yard sales or helping
Garbage can mover (to curb)
Garden work
Gift basket service
Gift shopping service
Gift wrapping
Hair and beauty services
Home decorating or consulting
Homework helping
House-cleaning service
House painting
House plant service for offices, 
                              vacations, etc.
House sitting
Janitorial service
Landscaping
Language tutoring
Laundry or ironing service
Lawn mowing
Letter writing
Mother’s assistant
Music lessons
Music services
Newspaper delivering
Paint scraping
Party organizer, clown, or assistant
Personalized holiday or breakfast/lunches
Cottage Industry Paid Services Jobs












Pet sitting/walking/grooming/training
Picture framing
Planting/watering
Pool service
Reading service
Roto-tilling service
Senior citizen services shopping, 
                       transportation, etc.
Shoe polishing
Shopper/grocery/other
Sign painting
Silver polishing
Snow shoveling
Travel service
Tutoring, general
Typing
Weeding
Window washing
Yard care


Cottage Industry Repair Service Jobs

REPAIR SERVICE

Small engine repair
Auto body repair
Shoe repair
Small appliance repair
Clothing, alterations and mending
Bicycle repair
Furniture repair


WRITING

Calligraphy
Children’s books by children
Church/club newsletter
Community newspaper
Children’s books by children
Church/club newsletter
Magazine articles
Poetry
Cottage Industry Jobs in Writing
See Service Opportunities your children may perform ...


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