My boys love playing outside, even with the colder weather approaching they still love to be outside. And preferably if mud and water are involved.
My kitchen cups, plates and pots usually end up outside followed by a very hot cycle in the dishwasher after scraping all the mud off.
For this winter (and beyond) I want to create an outdoor play kitchen for the boys for them to make their mud pies in. Nothing expensive or fancy. Just op shopped kitchenware and anything else I can get my hands on. A basin will required along with cupboards and shelves.
Over the school holidays I visited a couple of op shops and found a great assortment ranging in price from 50 cents to $3. There are still a few things to find but I am nearly there.
Next is to source some crates or unused furniture to turn into the kitchen. A spot under the eaves of the house in the garden will provide a bit of shelter. Other than that it is a kitchen to be used for creating and getting no doubt very muddy - it is not going to be a pretty one!
My favourite finds are the picnic set with mugs and matching plates in great retro colours and the white Corning Ware coffee pot.
Looking forward to showing you the finished "kitchen" very soon.