Friday, September 18, 2009

play kitchen

i was inspired to do this one late evening after the boy was in bed, and marc was off doing something else. i actually remember seeing a woman selling similar (even cuter) play kitchens and fridges at the alberta last thursday event a long, long while ago. hers had little handles and faucets affixed. mine requires a little more imagination.

i even stitched up a little hand towel (it's hanging on the 'sink' area), and some impromptu pot holders (sitting on the 'stove'). i've since added some blue tissue paper to the sink, to give that watery feel, and i'm going to draw a little burner on that stovetop. i just need a few little pots and pans that will fit in there too!

dig the beer boxes? i have more from our move that i might experiment with (they are even labeled 'kitchen' with sharpie on the side). originally i was going to tape it all together, but i couldn't find the tape. lucky for me, because i sewed it instead and it's much nicer. i think it will hold up better too. the shelves do need reinforcement though, anything heavier and they would fall. i started a refrigerator box to go with, but so far it's, well, a box. yay recycling -> practical artful toys!


Rebecca said...

Good job recycling into imaginative toys! Do you remembr the cardboard box horses I made for you and Jared one Halloween. I think you kept them and played with them until you couldn't fit inside them anymore. Having little to no money for extras makes you extra inventive!

kendra said...

of course i remember those horses! i was so upset when you said they had to go!!! (even though i'm sure i was too big for it). and i was so proud on halloween (none of the other 1,000,000 princesses had a horse)!