A 10-year old boy is making several trips this year and wants to help his parents with expenses, and I want to help him with that. He's already selling raffle tickets for each, which go into a communal pot, and he wants to do more. He is targeting the urban area where he lives, his pals from the boy scouts, and family. (The school forbids bringing money into the premises, so schoolmates are off.)
I want to help him, especially in finding something that, unlike raffle tickets, creates real value for the buyer. The holiday season is a good time to sell small stuff. I have access to a laser cutter, a 3D-printer, a CNC router, and a heat press.
For the urban area, I thought of custom t-shirts (with a design printed on transfer paper and ironed on the t-shirt), a bake sale, balloon animals, or reselling bulk products (like smencils, pencils with a smell) at a premium. For his scout friends and family, I could engrave custom logos or photos on the laser-cutter, and make Christmas tree ornaments.
What other ideas would you suggest?