Wishing you a crafty new year

So, I am holed up at the cottage, and the kids are already growing restless. The ski hill and new holiday toys aren’t enough to keep them buzy, and with no school and no babysitter, it is entirely up to us to entertain them…. ALL THE TIME!

A few months back, I came across the recycled cardboard kitchen on several crafty blogs…… so I ordered up the plans on Etsy a few days ago. I couldn’t search the country side for enough large cardboard boxes to make this, but 2 pieces of 4 x 8 corroplast from the building store, 1 exacto knife and a tube of No More Nails, and voila!


Mine is a little wonky in places. I didn’t have a straight-edge or a proper ruler, but it works, and the kids are overjoyed, especially Beach Ball, who is very very much into imaginative play these days. So she promptly started serving lunch to Baby.


Baby had her first meals propped up on a small rubbermaid drawer, with a stepstool as a table….. So today, I grabbed some of the scraps from my corroplast and using the same principles of slots and tabs, I made Baby a high chair….. it’s not very elegant, and my measurments need some work, but Baby is happy and Beach Ball is simply over the moon.

Kitchen_3 I know I could have easily driven to Walmart and bought a play kitchen for a little more than what the supplies cost, but it kept me busy for several hours, and it just seems more fitting to have a homemade one. I would seriously like to take another stab at it, with discarded carboard and the proper measuring/cutting tools. Or maybe I’ll stick to plastic corroplast and make an otherone for outside this summer.


  1. Julie says:

    Wow, that is amazing… as someone who does not have one crafty bone in her body, I am totally blown away!

  2. Tracie says:

    I love making things out of cardboard. I made a puppet theater last year but it wasn’t as well made as your kitchen. Very clever–and cute.

  3. Susan says:

    Love it! Too bad it wasn’t done when we visited. Cara-Li would have had fun with it.

  4. Elise says:

    So fabulous. I love it in white, it gives it a very “cottage” feel.

  5. Janice says:

    Wow, that is too cool. My little ones would love it. Such crafty ideas. Thanks for sharing:)