I've been looking on line recently at some of the beautiful wooden play kitchen's you can buy and longing for something along their lines, but sadly my budget was not going to stretch to one. So I thought about it for a little while, and then figured the next best thing was to raid the recycling box, grab the glue gun and make something myself for far fewer pennies.
This is by no means perfect (as evidenced by these photographs) but children don't care about perfection (or pinterest worthy pictures) and so I'm not worrying about it either. Life's too short, and the life expectancy of a cardboard toy in the hands of a toddler is potentially even shorten, so don't let fear of not being 'perfect' hold you back from trying something like this.
A few props and this kitchen is ready to go!
My mini chef was eager to get started and immediately began wipping up some delightful treats.
Even bath time only provided a brief interlude to her culinary endeavors as she ran straight back to it afterwards and gave a rather literal interpretation to the title 'naked chef'!
I'd love to know what unusual uses you've put cardboard boxes to, for kids or otherwise, so leave me a comment!