My son loves to cook (for real, and pretend), and I am so drawn to all those adorable mini kitchens that are way out of my price range (not to mention out of my storage capacity). I created a quick and simple DIY play stove made from a plastic storage bin. The best part? When you’re done play-cooking, you can turn the range over and store all your play dishes inside the bin!
- Plastic storage bin, $1
- Construction paper, on hand
- Glue, on hand
- Double-sided tape, on hand
- Cut out one piece of construction paper the size of the bottom of your plastic bin. I used black.
- Cut out two spirals for the range-coils on the stove. I used red. (To cut spiral: Cut a circle, then cut a spiral into it. When you get to the center of the spiral, turn around and cut a bit off of one side of the spiral all the way back out to the edge of the circle.)
- Glue spirals onto base piece of paper.
- Attach paper to inside bottom of bin with double-sided tape.
- Draw the range-coil shapes onto the paper instead of gluing separate paper spirals.
- Glue the paper to the bottom of the bin instead of double-stick taping.