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« on: January 25, 2010 10:28:50 AM »

I saw a picture of a playkitchen that could be folded into a wooden box and thought how much my kid would like one, and how we don't have space for a big play kitchen. I remembered that old picnic briefcase that I used for winter garments, and all I had to do was to make the stove / sink inlay from a cardboard box and duct tape.
It's simple so I can replace everything easily as soon as necessary (with my kid, that is usually very soon Cheesy).



The sink is a bowl from our kitchen, it can simply be lifted up to store the kitchen goodies underneath.



The kitchen gets quite some playtime as portable restaurant, and also as a secret agent briefcase Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010 10:49:08 AM »

This is a fantastic idea!  I'm totally stealing it for the next long trip with my kiddos!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010 11:37:20 AM »

This is brilliant!  You rock!
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010 12:00:00 PM »

Yes, brilliant. Perfect for apartment living and portable for anywhere play! The authorities will be contacted so you will be upgraded to Genius status! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010 12:20:01 PM »

Wonderful!  LOVE IT!!  Hitting "This Rocks"
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010 01:20:44 PM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010 01:22:41 PM »

Cute and practical!  Very nice job.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010 02:05:18 PM »

Thanks - wow, so many replies in such a short time! I'll be happy if I can inspire someone. This is really just the most simple version I could think of (I was sick before christmas and needed a quick success Grin). I was thinking of adding more things, like hooks for the little play dishclothes we have, or a rack in the lid for more storage, or buttons to turn for the stove (buttons are so important for boys Grin). Pop-up solutions would be fun too, and some decorations on the outside... but for now, I am just glad I made it in time for christmas, and that it's actually being played with. Also, it's great to have this just for the storage.
And btw, I got the felt pepper and other playfood in a swap! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010 08:35:52 AM »

What a great idea, my kids would have loved it when they were smaller.  I think I am going to wist this for future reference as a gift for my nieces Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010 09:38:50 AM »

this is such a cool idea. I wish I had found something like this when I was looking for christmas gift ideas Smiley Awesome job.
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