We really want to encourage creativity and nature play in our little Captain. So, when my sister recently had her kitchen renovated, I jumped at the opportunity to nab her old kitchen sink. I had seen ‘mud kitchens’ on good ol’ Pinterst and thought, wow, that looks fun!
Two seasons ago, we put a vertical, pallet garden in, to grow strawberries. Unfortunately it was a flop! So, the vertical pallet became the basis for the frame of Cap’s Mud Kitchen. Nice up-cycling!
So here is the ‘Mud – Kitchen’ under construction.
As you can see, Cap was an eager assistant. It is so good for kids to see the adults in their life ‘making’ and to be allowed to join in the process of construction. Plus it is really cute!
You can see here, we did not go for anything extravagant with our mini build, but if you search ‘mud kitchen’ on Google or in Pinterest you can find some really shmancy fancy examples.
Here you can see how a basic frame was attached to the pre-standing pallet.
Then the sink got screwed in place. We decided to not detach the hose under the sink, as they could be fun to play with.
When the pallet was a strawberry garden, we put those horizontal extensions on to drape netting over. Since then however, they have been a really handy place to lay cloth nappies, to bleach with the sun, understandably I wanted them to stay. So we added a few hooks to hang pots and pans from.
I am determined to get something growing in those little beds, so might try some hardy herbs or other edible plants. Any suggestions warmly welcomed.
So here is the finished project. I am expecting a gradual transformation of this space as it get used in many creative ways. At the moment it is far too shiny, clean and neat for my liking.
So now, if you come around to our place, mud pies are definitely on the menu. Good times!
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