Monday, November 21, 2011

New Play Kitchen!!


So I have to show you Butterfly's *early* big Christmas present!! Already set up and being played with!!

Butterfly got a KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen!


It looks so real!  Like a real little kitchen!  Butterfly has been cooking and preparing dinner parties every since it was set up!


Even has a freezer in the fridge! I made her a "Cool" box for her Ice Cream to go in!





I pulled out some empty food containers from our craft recyclable bin that we keep.  Now she has lots of juice jugs, bottles, and food containers to pour and pretend with, and lots of fine motor skill practice in learning how to undo different kinds of tops!


I made her a jar of pasta!  With big chunky raw noodles that she can pour into a pot on her stove and pretend to cook!


I also made her real cracking eggs!  I reused a plastic half a dozen egg carton, and picked yellow shelled eggs from our Easter egg stash.  I made the yokes out of craft foam!  We just shove the yokes into the eggs, and now Butterfly can "crack" open the eggs and cook the yokes!


I love that the sink is a removable tub so you can fill and spill out any water for real play.  Here I made her soap suds and then poured out the water so there are no drips on the carpet but just suds for dish washing.  I gave her wet sponges and a wet cloth and she washed dishes for a quite a while in her own kitchen!


One busy happy homemaker! ... dressed up in a ball gown of course!


I'm thinking this is good training for when she is older and she can really wash dishes for real! hehe. Do you think she'd have more of desire to cook us dinners too?!  ooooh!! :)


12 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I still remember the kitchen I got as a child back in the 60's. I loved that kitchen! Great memories.

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  2. WOW - the kitchen is gorgeous! What a fun present! And you've filled it with my favorite - Melissa & Doug kitchen stuff =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great Thanksgiving & we'll see you next week!
    Beth =-)

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  3. What a great kitchen! I like your idea of giving her a lot of suds without the water to play with. I also like seeing play food that isn't all plastic. I'll have to check out the Melissa and Doug play food you mentioned. The eggs seem fun as well!

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  4. amazing kitchen, definitely good thinking to get her interested in washing dishes while she's young! hopefully it won't wear off! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday.

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  5. hi.. stopping by from diy home sweet home. what a great kitchen! it does look so real! I love it :) And the eggs are beyond cute.. Ill have to remember these.

    I would love for you to share this on my Friday link party .. oh and enter my TinyPrints Giveaway too!

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  6. I love when I have the opportunity to read blogs as interesting as this. Really thanks and congratulations.

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  7. Lots of fun. I would love to know where you got the plastic egg carton--I've never seen one before. Did it come with candy eggs at Easter time by chance? thanks!

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    1. The plastic egg carton is from our own eggs we bought at the grocery store! :)

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  8. I have been looking at buying a new kitchen for my daughter and wondered what the size of this stove it. Many of the kitchens I have looked at aren't big enough for the melissa and doug cookie set with cookie sheet I already bought her and I want to buy a kitchen she could use her new cookie tray in. Love your pictures. thanks.

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    1. Look at the 3rd kitchen photo from the top, I have the same Melissa & Doug cookie set and sheet and it fits in there perfectly! :) This is an awesome kitchen, my daughter is 6 now and she still uses it!

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    2. wow thanks. I don't know how I missed it in there. Sorry too if the last messages sent more than once. This is going to be one awesome Christmas this year.

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