Children

Published on July 28th, 2008 | by IH guest

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Cooking for kids





I received toy kitchen set hacks that are absolutely adorable.

Jenny’s play oven
Jenny and husband, Per, turned an item from the as-is department into a play oven for her 2-year old daughter.

She says, “We found a small, laminated and hinged cabinet, which was probably a ‘Vattern’ bathroom cabinet (33x35x37cm). We then bought two extra flat laminated panels (at 1 Euro each) 1 in black and one in white, to create the missing side wall and oven top.

We added from the hardware store:
- 4 pinewood wheels designed for making a toy cart, painted them with black enamel paint to make them shiny, superglued to top panel, to create hotplates.
- 6 pinewood doorknobs, again enamel painted black, then once dry added numbers and dial-style icons, using a tippex pen – for the oven and hob controls, superglued to front
- red electrical insulation tape (self-stick), to smooth out the plywood rough edge of the top panel (chance, it was exact width)
- some self-stick coat hooks, for hanging the play oven glove, toy pots and pans and accessories
- one red handle to use as a pull down on the door

Portable baby stove
Ariacielo made a box stove to complement the Duktig set. The stove is a cardboard box covered with white and red self adhesive paper. Knobs are ingeniously made from bottle caps!

See instructions for the baby stove.

Related hack:
- Play kitchen for under $200

Light feast #3
Cooking for kids
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