Every once in a while, I get a bee in my bonnet to do something crafty. With this project, as is often the case these days, Pinterest was the catalyst, and my daughter was the beneficiary. She had been playing kitchen a lot, so I decided to make her a stove. I really wanted to make it from as few purchased/new materials as possible. I did pretty well; the only things I ended up buying were:
- Red and silver spray paint
- Brads (what a great name for an object)
- Thin sheets of foam
Granted, I have a lot of existing supplies. I was also able to scrounge up some recyclables and such. Altogether, these items were:
- One copy paper box
- Duct Tape
- The clear plastic lid to a pack of notecards
- Paint marker
- Box cutter
- Cutting surface
I’ll let the pictures tell the story. The short version is: cut, paint, glue, assemble, tape, draw, present, play!
Freeze condiment packets, to use as free, disposable ice packs for small booboos. (Finally, a use for all that leftover hot sauce and ketchup.)
Have yet to try it, but what could really go wrong? (Unless you have a chewer…) I’m almost looking forward to getting a bump so I can give it a try.