Making a Recycled Homemade Kitchen

Recycled Play Kitchen

Recycled Play Kitchen

Christmas was wonderful! It was so relaxing. I hope everyone here had a wonderful Christmas as well.

I had told you in an earlier post that I was making a recycled homemade kitchen for my son and here are the pictures!

The recycled play kitchen is made entirely of cardboard. The handle on the oven door is leftover from when we remodeled our kitchen. The sink is a cake pan. The burners are old CD’s that I glued felt circles to. The container at the top is not recycled – but the trivet it is sitting on is the circle that I cut out to get the sink in.

I was thinking about using the tops of 2 liter bottles (put a screw through the middle and into the back of the “wall”) in order to make knobs to turn the burners on and off. I haven’t figured out how to do a faucet, but my son doesn’t seem to mind. I could make a curtain for the front of the sink, but for now I think I will leave it as is. If anybody has an idea to embellish on it then definitely post! I would love to hear them 🙂

Homemade Play Kitchen

Homemade Play Kitchen

The plans for the kitchen cost $8. I bought them at Etsy from fortytworoads. She is now offering a plan for a cardboard washer & dryer! They are great plans – very detailed! I paid $8 for contact paper to cover the kitchen. I wouldn’t recommend skipping that since it does “finish” the kitchen off and it is now water/spill proof. I didn’t have a cake pan laying around so I had to pay $2 for that so all in all it cost just under $20 for me to build.

It did take some time to build, about 10 hours total.

I bought a play phone that can sit at the top and his Aunt bought him quite a bit of play food (a half dozen eggs, lots of fruit, a loaf of bread, a couple knives so you can cut the fruit! Everything she bought is wood and it is so cute! He was making Egg Stew for about an hour after he opened them. I also got a picnic set (tablecloth, some napkins, a couple glasses, silverware, a couple plates, a water bottle, and a backpack to hold it all) from a Christmas trade. (If you haven’t tried trading yet then I completely recommend it – you get rid of things you no longer need or want and you get back things that you can use!)

All in all I am super happy with how it turned out.

If you have an idea for the faucet, handles, something else you thought of, or a different way that you made the burners, etc then definitely post and share!

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1 Anonymous December 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I love this!! I am thinking I need to check it out for my kids!

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2 Lisa B. January 1, 2009 at 4:41 am

I’m headed over there to purchase the plans for my grandson. You did an awesome job!

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3 Heidi December 20, 2010 at 12:43 am

Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make.

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4 Jane Vestil December 17, 2013 at 2:55 am

Great job. The play kitchen was more beautiful that I imagined.
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