Oh no they didn't! Oh yes, they did! While we fear for the livelihoods of Etsy felt food makers (and the morale of felt food amateurs such as ourselves), Ikea's new Duktig play food - cute and super affordable - will be very welcome in the kitchens and pantries of toddlers and preschoolers around the country.
Ikea furniture has been the bones of so many of your awesome diy play kitchens (and they now have their own official play kitchen) that adding play food to their toy offerings makes perfect sense.
There are four sets (made of polyester):
Breakfast (bacon!), 15 pieces, $4.99
Vegetables, 14 pieces, $7.99
Fruit, price not known
Dessert, price not known
The Duktig play food is not online yet, but should be hitting stores soon!
We know this affordable play food will be good news for families with a play kitchen but with little or no play food. And if you buy play food and need a play kitchen, we've rounded up some of our favorite DIY kitchens made from Ikea parts. Check out the links below for more details.
Inspiring DIY kitchens made from Ikea parts:
1 Americana DIY Play Kitchen
2 Finley's Homemade Play Kitchen
3 How To Build a Play Kitchen from Ikea Parts
4 Improvised Ikea Play Kitchen
5 Johnette's Homemade Play Kitchen
6 Sophie's Play Kitchen
7 Newbie DIY Play Kitchen
8 Ikea Hack Play Kitchen, Version 2.0
9 Another Fantastic DIY Play Kitchen
10 Another Ikea Play Kitchen