Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Made: Our cardboard kitchen

Hello! How was your weekend?  Ours was great.  We had good weather for once, so we headed out to the zoo and found the most amazing playground inside (perhaps that warrants a post next time).  And we also managed to finish doing up Junior J's kitchen:

Want a tour?  The kitchen was made entirely of cardboard (most of it was assembled by the hubby, while I helped with the little details), and has a stove...

... and a place to store pots and pans...

... as well as utensils:

There's also an oven where you can bake stuff in:

And some pantry shelves:

Then when you're done cooking up a storm, you'll need to wash up.  No problem since there's a sink with a tap that even turns (our tutorial here if you need it):

The sink was an idea from a JC classmate of mine, you just need to cut a hole in the cardboard
and slot the container in!  I made the tap using toilet paper rolls and kraft paper tape.

... and of course, stuff to wash up with.

Then when you're done washing, there's a place to dry them all!

And to give the whole place a nice cosy feel, we've added postcards of fresh produce on the walls:

Speaking of cardboard, have you watched the video on Caine's Arcade yet? This arcade, built by 9 year old Caine, has sparked the imagination of kids and parents around the world.  In fact, in Singapore, Sarah of "The Playful Parents" is hosting a Cardboard Challenge on the 5th of Oct (details here), and you can get more cardboard ideas from her blog!

I've been inspired, and Junior J and I hope to make more creations out of cardboard (click here to view our previous cardboard creations, like our cardboard fridge!)... how about you?

PS: We've gotten a fair bit of questions about the cardboard kitchen after this post, so we did a FAQ post here. :)

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  1. Love this, Jus! Especially the tap which can even turn! How cool! =)

  2. I can only think of one thing to say: WALAU EH!!!!!!! This is so fantastic!

    PS Cardboard challenge on 6 Oct, not 5???

  3. This is so awesome! So much better than the commercial toy ones I think. The little touches with the dishwashing bottle and scrub, and jars of pasta add a nice 'real life' touch to it

  4. This is so cool. And all the attention down to the details. You're such a creative mom Jus! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves.

  5. wow! where did u get the tiny metal pots and pans and ladles? they look like real crockery, except in miniature size!

  6. I love your cardboard creations! You are one creative mommy :)

  7. Uber cool!! This is going on my Pinterest!!

  8. Wow! Too awesome! I have been bugging the hubby to create a kitchen and a story area out of cardboard boxes but he has yet to get to it -.- Your's is too pretty and the tap is genius! Now, I must really go breathe down his neck to get it done.

  9. Thank you everyone! I've answered most of your queries here:

    Beverly, hahaha, hope he gets it done soon! Ours took quite abit of "breathing down" before it got done!

    Adora: Yup you were right! So I changed the date. Thanks for pointing it out!

  10. Absolutely love this!!! Especially the tap!!! Faboo!!! :)

  11. Hi Ms Justina! I have dropped you an email! Hope you could reply when you see it! Thank you so much. :)



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