My son started Preschool last spring. He'd come home every day and tell us how her played cars and in the kitchen. He always wanted to help me cook. That was fine, but I got to thinking that he needed a fun way to play and pretend in a kitchen. Thus the DIY Kids Kitchen was born.
If you are anything like us, you have like a million boxes. We love us some Amazon.com. You? So I thought, why not get creative and make our own kitchen using all these leftover boxes and cardboard. I will admit, it isn't ideal, but it saved us money and the kids both really do love it. I get a sandwich and chocolate milk almost every day now.
Okay, let's get building
We started with the oven and stove. Used some milk boxes from Costco to make the oven. Painted the front with brown paint and taped them together.
Yes, I know our oven is sideways. Once I had it all taped together I say it was sideways. Oh well, they still like it.
For the stovetop, I took some construction paper to make the burners and the knobs. Then I just taped them to the top and back.
Now we can make some yummy bacon and eggs. Or put together a sandwich. I guess it is a "glass top". Hehehe......
For the doors, I used a screwdriver to punch a few holes. Then I wove a pipe cleaner through the holes and tied the ends together. They work great and easy for little hands to open.
For the fridge, we drew a little "ice machine". My husband said he has never seen an ice machine with a clock. The kids tend to use the "freezer" as the microwave, but who cares. They are using their imagination and that is all that matters to me.
Plus, the top of the fridge is great for holding our tea cups and saucers.
They also have aprons. Aprons are very important at our house. We never cook without them. I have plenty to prove it. So naturally the kids need their own too. If your little one needs and apron, check out our FREE Apron Pattern and Tutorial.