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DIY cardboard kitchen
Ever thought about making a cardboard kitchen?!
We recently took delivery of a rather LARGE box (well, the delivery box was full of a new mattress, yet the kids rather fell in love with the LARGE cardboard box!) Anyway, being the hoarding, creative types that we are, we have kept the cardboard box, with an eye to making something rather lovely with it, and when we spotted Angie Garland’s amazing cardboard kitchen and got really excited about making some fantastic kitchen utensils and furniture!
Regular kid’s kitchens can be really quite expensive – so making your own is a great way of using old cardboard, and diverting that cardboard from landfill. We had a wooden kitchen in our playroom from an early age, and I’d say that it really did encourage the boys to join in and cook in the REAL kitchen and they still cook and bake all the time at home – with really fond memories of their play-kitchen.
You can find out more about Angie Garland and her cardboard kitchen here – Angie is an illustrator, and she says, “This project was developed in my 3D illustration class. I set out to design and produce a life size 3D kitchen, created from cardboard, acrylic paint, and masking tape. Taking myself out of the 2D illustration environment forced me to consider shape, size and colour in a different way.”
You know how we love a recycled craft and upcycling old cardboard boxes can be creative as well as constructive, and also great temporary fun too – take this cardboard kitchen out into the garden or yard if you’ve not enough room inside – and when you’ve done with it, just pop it into the recycling bin to continue its journey!