Blake’s birthday party is tomorrow. We are keeping it pretty simple with just a few family members because ’tis the season for everyone to be busy. I mentioned before that I made Blake’s birthday present this year. Here is the finished product:
I know that play kitchens are generally more for little girls, but I am disregarding the gender-typing because I think that Blake will love it! He is getting into the stage where he enjoys pretend play, and he loves to feed his toy animals and “cook” with me. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a little boy learning to use a kitchen at a young age. Or maybe I still don’t know quite what to do with little boys because I also bought him art supplies for Christmas…
I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a play kitchen especially since most of them are pretty girly, so I built my own. I am happy to say that I built this for under $30, using mostly Ikea components, scrap wood, contact paper, and paint. That doesn’t include the cookware and food, but it’s still not bad for the end result! Here are the hanging pots and pans, kitchen sink and faucet, and stove top.
In the cabinets are a little oven tray, silverware, and storage bins for plates, cups, and bowls.
I am so excited for Blake to open his play kitchen and for us to make food together. I think that he is going to love it. Now I just have to figure out how to wrap it.
Update: Here is the tutorial as requested.